Coati Kids Club Special Events for 2016
Mark your calendars now for these fun events! And as always, we'll send you an invitation before each one.
- New Year’s Hike: Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
- Join us for a hiking adventure from a kids’ point of view. We will walk up King Canyon near the museum, looking for signs of animals and the of people that lived here long ago. We’ll also have a tea party in the wash. Afterwards, enjoy our Mineral Madness fun fair and mineral sale.
- Vulture Culture: Saturday, February 13, 9:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
- Celebrate the newest Museum exhibit with all things vulture. Discover the fascinating world of scavengers and gain a new appreciation for these important members of nature’s clean up crew.
- Sweetwater Wildlife: Saturday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. at Sweetwater Wetlands.
- Sweetwater Wetlands is a city wildlife park and water treatment facility on the Santa Cruz River that is home to a great variety of wildlife, from dragonflies to bobcats and water birds to hawks. With Axhel Muñoz of Pima County Parks and Recreation’s Natural Resources Department, we will explore the ecology of the area—how living and non-living parts of the ecosystem work together to make a rich habitat—and look for the many creatures who call it home.
- Outrageous Rays and Surprising Sharks: Saturday, late April or mid-May in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
- Get a behind the scenes sneak peak of the newest Museum exhibit. Meet the keepers who care for our rays in our new touch tank. Explore the fascinating world of rays and sharks.
- Monsoon Waters: Saturday, August (TBA) 4:00 — 6:00 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
- It’s monsoon time in the desert, and life-giving water is sure to flow! Discover the importance of desert waters to animals and plants, and learn how to do watercolor painting from the Museum’s very own Holly Swangstu, Director of our Art Institute. Stay afterwards to enjoy a Cool Summer Night.
- Migration Exploration: Saturday, September (TBA) 9:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
- Migration is one of the most incredible occurrences in nature. How do animals know where to go and when it’s time to leave? How do they prepare for and survive their journey? We’ll explore our region’s migrating species and look for migrating butterflies in our pollination gardens. Learn about how you can help migrating species!
- Wonderful Wolves Clubhouse Overnighter: Saturday, October 15, 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, Oct., 16, 9 a.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and in our Clubhouse/Treehouse.
- It’s almost “howl”oween, so let’s discover the amazing adaptations of the Mexican Gray Wolf. Learn how researchers track these stealthy creatures and make enrichment treats for our exhibit wolves. If exhibit animals cooperate, we will sleep within easy earshot of their howls. In the morning we’ll enjoy our outdoor breakfast then watch as they try out their treats. $5 per person additional fee required.
- All about Owls: Saturday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
- We have a wonderful selection of different owls to meet here in our Interpretive Animal Collection. Uncover the secrets of these fascinating raptors as we compare many of the different owls that call the Sonoran Desert region home.
More Events of Interest:
- Want to make a difference for the desert? Help stop the spread of buffelgrass. Join a group around Tucson for Beat Back Buffelgrass Day, Saturday, January 23. People from all over our community will be pulling buffelgrass from our neighborhoods, roads, washes and schools, and you can help! Learn more at the Buffelgrass web site.
- Plus, Coati Kids get discounts to our Summer Museum Explorers kids' camps. This year's camps will be from June 6-10 and June 27-July 1. Check the camp web page for more information.