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Members' Calendar of Events

Plan now to attend one or all of the upcoming Members' events!

November 2016
5 Annual Member's Meeting Breakfast For Silver, Gold & Carr Circle Members by Invitation

Join Director of Philanthropy Cree Zischke for breakfast before attending the Annual Members' Meeting. Meet the Museum's Board of Trustees, Senior Staff and get to know the people who are stewarding the museum today.

6 Slippery and Slithery

What are amphibians? What are reptiles? Often lumped together, they are separate groups of fascinating animals. Come learn about their characteristics, their natural history and see up close some of the ones that make their home in our desert.
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20 Unlocking Birds' Secrets

Birds defy gravity. They are light, fast, and may fly thousands of miles when they migrate. Engage with museum birds in the classroom as you learn more about their incredible navigation, nesting, feeding and other abilities.
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8 Robert Bateman Lecture

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute welcomes you and your friends to attend a special art and conservation lecture by artist and naturalist Robert Bateman. This is a free event with Museum Admission or Membership. Please call 520-883-3024 to RSVP

January 2017
12 Mineral Madness Members' Preview

The annual Mineral Madness event at the Desert Museum is a chance for everyone, from the novice to the serious collector, to learn something new about minerals and rocks, and to find new treasures for their collection. Activities during the weekend include a mineral sale with thousands of specimens, ranging in price from 50 cents to hundreds of dollars. It is a great place to start a collection, with expert staff and docents to guide you. In addition, there will be activities for families and children all around the museum grounds, including viewing micro-minerals, mineral arts and crafts and learning about how animals and people use minerals. At each station, children can collect a free rock or mineral specimen in their own egg-carton collection box. Children should bring an egg-carton if possible.

28 Mountains, Mines, and Minerals

Learn to identify malachite, pyrite, garnet and other Arizona minerals, and make a mineral collection from samples that you collect at an old mining site in the Santa Rita Mountains.
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23 Desert Gala

The Desert Museum's largest fundraising event begins with a Silent Auction and live music. Later there's a live auction and dinner.

Desert Museum Annual Gala

The Desert Museum's largest fundraising event begins with a Silent Auction and live music. Later there's a live auction and dinner.

Plant Sale 2017 - Members Day

Fall is the perfect time for upgrading your home landscape with new or replacement plants. Museum members get "first dibs" on the best selection of plants the day before the public sale. Shop early, get advice from the region's #1 botany experts, and receive a 10% discount on your purchases.
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