WineDown With Wildlife: Saturday, March 23, 2024
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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VIP with early entry at 5:00 p.m. ($75-$115)
General Admission ($35-$55)

*Note: Tickets purchased on-site on the day of event will be $10 more, and subject to availability. We recommend that you purchase your tickets online in advance.

Join the Desert Museum for our fourth annual wine festival, WineDown with Wildlife, to help support the amazing wildlife in our care and celebrate World Wildlife Day. Sip on the best local and regional wines and beers in the Southwest, enjoy local munchies, catch the desert’s magical sunset, stargaze, jam to live music, and visit with our engaging animals.

Food will be available for purchase from Ironwood Terraces and Phoebe’s Coffee Bar, as well as from local food trucks. While we do have water available for purchase, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle. We have water fountains all over grounds for your convenience.

A bunch of grapes


While being in the middle of the desert is awesome, cell phone service is not. It can be difficult to reach a rideshare service so we highly suggest that you have a designated driver or make other pick up arrangements.

What's Included General Admission General Admission Designated Driver VIP VIP Designated Driver
Price $45 members
$55 Non-members
$35 $105 members
$115 Non-members
Ten wine tastings × ×
Unlimited soda
Complimentary entrance to Stingray Touch
Early entry at 5:00 p.m.
Bento Box with Eating Utensils
Complimentary bottle of wine
Air Plant
Tote Bag
Additional Exclusive VIP Swag
(Details coming soon)
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DIY Wine Journal Art Class (7:00 & 8:00 p.m.) ($20/person): In this 30-minute class you will make your own, small, hand-made journal to keep track of all your tastings today and every day. All materials will be provided. Space is limited.

If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still add the DIY Wine Journal Art Class by visiting the ticket window on arrival, subject to availability.


5:00 p.m.
Early Entry for VIP ticket holders
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Flam Chen
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Live Music by Back that Jazz Up
6:30 p.m.
Bobcat Enrichment at Cat Canyon
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Live Animal Program in the Warden Oasis Theater — open to all attendees
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
DIY Journal Class at the Art Institute (see details below)
7:30 p.m.
Ocelot Enrichment at Cat Canyon
A bunch of grapes


Event may sell out. Day of tickets will increase by $10. Age 21+ event, ID required. No exceptions. Valid ID must be presented on entry to the event. Strollers are strictly prohibited. No refunds will be issued for purchased tickets. Event is rain or shine.

Your ticket purchase supports the Desert Museum’s mission!

What's Pouring?

Arizona Hops and Vines - Great Wine & Good Times Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery Lightning Ridge Cellars Page Springs Cellars Sand Reckoner Vineyards Sonoita Vineyards Twisted Union Wine Company

What's Brewing?

Barrio Brewing Co. Cider Corps Corbett Brewing Company Ray Ray's Sonoran Spirit Tea The Meading Room

Food Trucks

Duke's Delicious Pizza Hungry Kepuha Malta Joe's Pastizzi

Yummy Eats and Drinks

Beyond Bread Bakery & Café Parch Peace Love & Smoked Cheese Popped Artisan Popcorn
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