Coati Kids Club Special Events for 2013
Mark your calendars now for these fun events! And as always, we'll send you an invitation before each one.
- Rivers to the Sea, Warden Aquarium Tour: Saturday, January 19, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Aquarium and in the Education Annex rooms 1-2.
- Our newest exhibit opens this month and tells the story of desert waters from rivers to the sea of Cortez. Join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour, check out our touch tank, and discover the marine wonders off our desert shores. Then stick around for Mineral Madness as we kick off Tucson's Gem and Mineral Show season with a mineral sale and a fun family geology fair on grounds (10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat. and Sun., January 19-20.)
- Incisors Everyone! Saturday, February 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Annex rooms 1-2 and on grounds.
- Teeth and skulls tell us a lot about the lifestyles of different eaters. We'll explore skull models and meet live animals to understand the job of different teeth. We'll also take a hike to look for signs of their work.
- Bonus Event - Beat Back Buffelgrass Day: Saturday, February 23, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Meet in the Education Annex rooms 1-2.
- Last month, hundreds of volunteers from around Tucson worked to protect the Sonoran Desert from the invasive plant, buffelgrass. Join us for the fifth year as we clear buffelgrass from a site near the Museum.
- The Buzz on Bees: Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Annex rooms 1-2 and on grounds.
- The Sonoran Desert has more native bee species than almost anywhere else on Earth. We'll explore their mysterious lives and their importance in our desert ecosystem. We'll also examine European honey bees, why they're in trouble, and why they can "bee" trouble.
- Fantastic Felines: Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Annex rooms 1-2 and on grounds.
- With its mountains, canyons, and nearby tropical forests, the Sonoran Desert Region is the purrfect place for wild cat diversity. From bobcats to jaguars, discover the cats that call our region home.
- Saguaro Harvest Campout: Saturday to Sunday, June 22-23, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. at the ASDM Saguaro Harvest Camp.
- Happy New Year! That's right. The saguaro harvest marks the beginning of the new year for the Tohono O'odham, the Desert People. We'll harvest fruit and prepare syrup like they have done for generations. We'll also enjoy the starry skies, singing, and stories of a desert campout. Space will be limited, so reserve a spot as soon as you get your invitation.
- Creatures of the Night: Saturday, August 17, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Education Annex rooms 1-2 and on grounds.
- It's too hot to do much of anything during the day. That's why the Desert Museum stays open late on Summer Saturday Evenings. Many desert animals work the late shift for the same reason! Discover how they are adapted to nocturnal living with a classroom presentation, then explore the museum by night and complete a desert critters passport book at docent stations around the grounds.
- Wild About Wetlands: Saturday, September 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Agua Caliente Park.
- Desert wetlands are precious oases for animals and plants. We'll see just who calls this rare natural wetland home and explore what conditions aquatic critters need to survive with expert help from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation staff. Bring a picnic to eat in the cool shade afterwards!
- Inside Skeletons: Saturday, October 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Annex rooms 1-2 and on grounds.
- It's Halloween time again, and the skeletons are coming out of the closet! From beautiful to bizarre, our desert's animals (and plants) have amazing skeletons. We'll examine some of these and discover how they help their owners stand tall, slither, hop, fly, and more.
Plus, Coati Kids get discounts to our Summer Museum Explorers kids' camps. This year's camps will be from July 22-25 and July 29 - August 1. Read more information here.