Members' Calendar of Events

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

September 2018
8 Coati Kids Club Event

Back to School: Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. to noon in the Education Annex Classrooms 1-2.*
Back-to-school means it’s time to gather knowledge and carry important items in our backpacks. Some desert dwellers also carry or contain the things they need to thrive here. We’ll explore how living things use their adaptations for life in the desert. We’ll also discover how animals learn and highlight some of the Museum’s great learning opportunities.

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29 Plant Sale - Members' Preview

🌼 Fall is the perfect time to refresh your landscape with new or replacement plants! This year’s Plant Sale will offer more than 250 different species, including many popular perennials and low shrubs.

🌿The Desert Museum will also highlight five special categories of plants that will help you create a garden that goes beyond beautiful.

🦋🐦🐢The categories include: butterflies, hummingbirds, desert tortoises, desert herbals, and heritage food plants.

🌵 Not only will guests enjoy shopping a variety of unusual and beautiful selections, they will leave with an understanding of why the plants they purchase are significant to pollinators and people.

💮 Proceeds from the Plant Sale support the Museum’s mission to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. Sale items include leafy plants and succulents.

🌱 Prices on larger plants: $9, $13, $19. Succulents are priced as marked, starting as little as $4 each.

☕🥐 Delicious coffee and pastries will be available for purchase.

*Saturday: Members only sale
*Sunday: Public sale


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30 Plant Sale

🌼 Fall is the perfect time to refresh your landscape with new or replacement plants! This year’s Plant Sale will offer more than 250 different species, including many popular perennials and low shrubs.

🌿The Desert Museum will also highlight five special categories of plants that will help you create a garden that goes beyond beautiful.

🦋🐦🐢The categories include: butterflies, hummingbirds, desert tortoises, desert herbals, and heritage food plants.

🌵 Not only will guests enjoy shopping a variety of unusual and beautiful selections, they will leave with an understanding of why the plants they purchase are significant to pollinators and people.

💮 Proceeds from the Plant Sale support the Museum’s mission to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. Sale items include leafy plants and succulents.

🌱 Prices on larger plants: $9, $13, $19. Succulents are priced as marked, starting as little as $4 each.

☕🥐 Delicious coffee and pastries will be available for purchase.

*Saturday: Members only sale
*Sunday: Public sale


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October
20 Coati Kids Club Event

Tools of Defense: Saturday, October 20, 9:30 a.m.—12 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds. It’s a creature eat creature world. We will discover some of the many strategies animals employ to avoid becoming a meal, as well as those they use to defend territory, nests, and more.

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27 Sonoran Naturalists Badge Day

Girl Scouts and adult leaders visit activity stations around grounds and earn their Sonoran Naturalist badges.
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November
17 Venomous Creatures of the Sonoran Desert

Learn about the few Sonoran Desert creatures that are venomous enough to be truly dangerous to people. We will bust some common myths while learning how to identify medically significant species, avoid their bites and stings, provide appropriate first aid, and see a few up close!

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