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60 Years and Still Wild as Ever!

On Labor Day 2012, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Since its founding in 1952, the Desert Museum's mission has been to instill in visitors a deeper understanding, appreciation, and concern for stewardship of the remarkable ecosystem of Sonoran Desert region.

Since its inception, the Museum has undergone many changes, unveiled many new exhibits like Life on the Rocks and the expanded Amphibian, Reptile and Invertebrate Hall. The Museum has also introduced new live animal programs like Running Wild, Live and (sort of) on the Loose, and Raptor Free Flight.

But even after six decades, the Museum continues to grow launching new programs and opening new exhibits. The Museum's 60th year will be full of new activities including:

Labor Day 2012 Animal Keeper Interaction Program
Great Blue Heron/Cienega Exhibit
Baldwin Education Building Library Dedication
December 2012 Warden Aquarium "Rivers to the Sea"
February 2013 "Diamonds of the Desert" Exhibit Collection

Take a walk down memory lane with nostalgic photos from the Museum's archives and contributions from members and fans.