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Photos of raptor free flight, live and (sort of) on the loose, keeper encounters and docent animal demonstrations

Live Animal Presentations

Raptor Free Flight
Shows every day from October 15, 2016 until April 2, 2017

Come experience the thrill of free flying birds of prey at the Raptor Free Flight. Raptor Free Flight is a dynamic bird of prey flight demonstration that occurs in the open desert showcasing natural behaviors of native birds. Raptor Free Flight demonstrations will occur, as bird and weather conditions allow, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. only between March 22 and April 2)

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Live & (sort of) On The Loose
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Due to a special event, Live and (sort of) on the Loose will be cancelled from Friday, April 21st - Monday, April 24th, 2017. Regular programming will resume on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.

This live animal presentation is offered by the staff of the Herpetology department. These 45-60 minute programs take place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m. except during other special events. So, be sure to check the museum's daily event board to confirm that this exciting program will take place!

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Fur, Feathers and Fangs
Monday, Thursday, Saturday

Due to a special event, Fur, Feathers and Fangs will be cancelled from Thursday, April 20th - Monday, April 24th, 2017. Regular programming will resume on Thursday, April 27th, 2017.

Listen and learn as Keepers share their expert knowledge and experiences in working with a variety of native Sonoran Desert animals. This program takes place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m.

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Keeper Encounters

Watch the Museum's professional keepers working with individual animals in training exercises, feedings or enrichment activities. Check the Plan Your Day board at the entrance patio for times and locations.

Docent Animal Demonstrations

Our highly-trained Docents also offer Live Animal Presentations throughout the day.