Dining at the Desert Museum

Tables prepared for an event on the Ironwood Terraces
Ironwood Terraces

Ironwood Terraces

A casual multi-station food court, offering a complete menu including children's items, open every day.

May 2nd - Dec 31st, 201711:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily
Tables prepared for dining in the Ocotillo Café
Ocotillo Café

Ocotillo Café

Offering relaxed and casual dining, open seasonally for lunch in winter and spring, and for dinner on Cool Summer Nights. We focus on locally sourced ingredients to create regional southwest cuisine. Reservations not required, but suggested for parties of 8 or more. Please call 520.883.1380, Ext 7212 to make your reservation.

Ocotillo Café Menus

June 25th - Oct 15th, 2017Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fri through Sat
Oct 16th - Dec 31st, 2017Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed through Sun
(excludes Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
and New Year's Day)

Phoebe's Coffee Bar

Offering hot and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches, ice cream and other snacks.

Mar 1st - Sept 30th, 20177:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Oct 1st - Dec 31st, 20178:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

The Cottonwood

Snack shop offering hot and cold drinks and ice cream.

May 2nd - Oct 15th, 2017CLOSED except as below:
Oct 16th - Dec 31st, 201710:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily
(Closed on Christmas Day)


There is a small public picnic area just outside the Museum's entrance. Outside food is not allowed on Museum grounds, except to accommodate food allergies/intolerances or religious restrictions.