Please join us for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s 31st annual signature event, the Desert Gala.
Sunday, April 28th, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In-person, on the grounds of the Desert Museum

Snake next to orange paint palette
Amethysts next to purple paint palette

This special event will offer local culinary delicacies, craft libations, and up-close visits with some famous animal residents. Browse the unique array of silent auction items, bid on premium live auction items and experiences, and get your chance to win the bronze sculpture raffle!

A selection of photos from the 2023 event - the live auction, the dinner, and the silent auction

2024 Raffle Prize

We are excited to announce the prize for this year's 2024 Desert Gala raffle is a life sized blue-footed boobie created by local Tucson artist, Mark Rossi.

The drawing for this beautiful bronze sculpture will be on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100 which can only be purchased at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Visit the Museum admissions window to purchase yours today!

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution fully dedicated to conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert region. All proceeds from the Desert Gala support the operations, programs, and conservation efforts of the Desert Museum.

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“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar