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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saguaro National Park West and the Desert Museum both reside on ancestral land from which Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan’s people have been harvesting saguaro fruit since time immemorial. Join us as Jacelle, a Tohono O’odham tribal member and PhD candidate at UArizona shares stories passed down from her elders.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Let’s get deep as we discuss the “Nature of Desert Nature,” in conversation with celebrated local author Gary Paul Nabhan! As editor of this forthcoming book, he will discuss the varied perspectives within and the emerging holistic view of desert natural histories.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Curious how animals like Rue overcome stage fright? Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes opportunity to watch training sessions (in person) and talk to our expert keepers while they work! Each training sessions features several cute animals and lasts for one hour, with limited capacity.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Water is precious, so let’s use it wisely! Learn all about the small and not-so-small changes we can make to harvest rainwater in our homes and neighborhoods on this two-hour tour of a mid-town park, street, and home. The tour will be completely outdoors and limited to 9 participants.

Thursday, January 28, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Curious how animals like Rue overcome stage fright? Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes opportunity to watch training sessions (in person) and talk to our expert keepers while they work! Each training sessions features several cute animals and lasts for one hour, with limited capacity.

Saturday, January 30, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The desert is cool and the sun is shining, which means it’s a wonderful time to take a hike in the Tucson Mountains! Join us on a walk through time, learning fascinating facts about our region’s geological and archeological history. Round trip distance is 2 miles and requires some stepping over stones.

Saturday, February 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Water is precious, so let’s use it wisely! Learn all about the small and not-so-small changes we can make to harvest rainwater in our homes and neighborhoods on this two-hour tour of a mid-town park, street, and home. The tour will be completely outdoors and limited to 9 participants.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Curious how animals like Rue overcome stage fright? Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes opportunity to watch training sessions (in person) and talk to our expert keepers while they work! Each training sessions features several cute animals and lasts for one hour, with limited capacity.

Saturday, February 13, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The desert is cool and the sun is shining, which means it’s a wonderful time to take a hike in the Tucson Mountains! Join us on a walk through time, learning fascinating facts about our region’s geological and archeological history. Round trip distance is 2 miles and requires some stepping over stones.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Curious how animals like Rue overcome stage fright? Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes opportunity to watch training sessions (in person) and talk to our expert keepers while they work! Each training sessions features several cute animals and lasts for one hour, with limited capacity.