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Discover the joy of the desert and the joy of learning alongside our expert Desert Museum educators and scientists. Each week is different- check back often for upcoming programs and make sure to register! Virtual programs are limited to 300 attendees.

Free Programs

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Drawing Desert Dogs

Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 7:52 pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Get your crayons, pencils, and paper ready! In this interactive class Jesús García will teach you how to draw desert life. More than just drawing and illustrating though, you will observe details of life all around you. Have fun doing art as you learn about cute canines like coyotes!

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Mammoths Among Us

Tuesday, November 3, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 7:52 pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Mammoths among us? The Sonoran Desert hasn’t always been lush with sky-high saguaros and rattling reptiles. Many years ago very different types of plants flourished here and creatures bigger than a bus traveled the terrain. We will mull over the marvelous mammoths which were once found in the Sonoran Desert Region.

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Musical Story time featuring "The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit"

Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 7:52 pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Join us for a fun, educational, and interactive storytime. We'll laugh and learn with this classic tale reimaged to take place in the Sonoran Desert. While we're at it, let's jam to some bilingual animal-themed music!

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Hooray for Hummingbirds!

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 7:52 pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Southern Arizona has so many different kinds of hummingbirds. Some are just passing through, while others live here year round. Discover the lives of these beautiful winged wonders and learn to make your own hummingbird feeder from materials you have at home.

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Cartoon javelina family reading a book together

Support Desert Museum Free Virtual Programs!

Our commitment to education and to our community is unwavering. We invite you and your families to stay connected with us from anywhere in the world! With your help, the Desert Museum will continue to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world. Please consider making a donation of any size to help sustain our educational efforts during this unprecedented time.
With deep gratitude,
Catherine Bartlett, Education Program Manager

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Teachers, homeschoolers, and other youth leaders that want an exclusive program please check out our Virtual Programs for Youth and School Groups.

Want something else? Please reach out to work together!
Email Catherine Bartlett cbartlett@desertmuseum.org

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The Amazing Sonoran Desert: print out and color a mini graphic novel about the diversity of life in the Sonoran Desert.

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