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Members' Calendar of Events

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

March 2015
8 Closing of Artists for Conservation: A Juried International Exhibit of Nature in Art
January 10 to March 8, 2015
Featuring 2-D and 3-D original artworks created by artists around the world. This annual touring exhibition celebrates artistic excellence in the depiction of nature, raises awareness of important conservation issues and directly supports organizations dedicated to addressing them.
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19 Members’ Behind the Scenes Tour 2015 – Hummingbird Exhibit
An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Museum's Hummingbird Aviary for Copper, Silver, and Gold Desert Museum Members hosted by Curator of Mammalogy & Ornithology, Shawnee Riplog-Peterson. Learn about the husbandry of hummingbirds, how the Museum cares for these wonderful birds, and the special world that thrives in this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

April
26 Desert Gala 2015
Desert Gala 2015

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s premier fundraiser features
o live and silent auctions
o raffle
o formal dining
o live music
o valet parking

The Evenings’s Schedule

4:00 p.m. In the Desert Garden…
Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres
Silent Auction begins
Live Musical entertainment

5:30 p.m. Live Auction in the Warden Oasis Theater
Welcome: Bill Lomicka, Chair, Board of Trustees
Craig S. Ivanyi – Executive Director
Live Auction begins
Raffle Winner is drawn (need not be present to win)

7:15 p.m. Dinner – in the Ironwood Terraces
& Baldwin Education Building

7:25 p.m. Silent Auction closes

8:30 p.m. Silent Auction items ready for pick-up in the
Desert Garden


The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a non-profit institution fully dedicated to conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert region. Our mission includes fostering public appreciation, knowledge, and the wise stewardship of the unique treasures found only in this one-of-a-kind desert environment.

All proceeds from the Desert Gala support the daily operations, programs, and conservation efforts of the Desert Museum

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May
30 Desert Delectables Night
Enjoy an evening in the desert as the sun sets and the stars come out. Sample sweet and savory dishes created by Tucson Originals restaurants' chefs using native ingredients. Listen to live musical performances in four unique venues. Learn about native plants and watch cooking demonstrations. Watch for ticket information.

View a calendar of Museum-wide events here