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Daily Schedule

Tuesday, December 10th
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9:00 a.m. Stingray Feeding ($)
Stingray Touch
10:00 a.m. Saguaro Stories
Saguaro Ramada
10:00 a.m. Raptor Free Flight
rff demo area
10:30 a.m. Desert Discovery Tour
Orientation Ramada
12:15 p.m. Live and (sort of) on the Loose
Warden Oasis Theater
12:30 p.m. Stingray Feeding ($)
Stingray Touch
1:00 p.m. Desert Discovery Tour
Orientation Ramada
2:00 p.m. Raptor Free Flight
rff demo area
3:00 p.m. Stingray Feeding ($)
Stingray Touch

Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ring in the ‘Noon Year’! Ditch midnight and watch the recycling ball drop with the Desert Museum at noon. Pint-sized guests can craft a party hat, make a reZOOlution, watch our live animal show, and more! Event is FREE with Museum admission. First 50 kids in at 10:00 a.m. get their very own party favors!

Friday, January 3, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Why does it rain and what is lightning? Come explore the science of weather with crazy demos (rain inside?!) and make your own art to take home. Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Did you know that zinc and copper are important for healthy eyes? And that glasses are made from the mineral quartz? Maintain your 2020 vision with a dose of minerals at Mineral Madness. Shop for your own mineral and fossil treasures at rock-bottom prices and enjoy fun hands-on activities for families all around the museum!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Did you know that zinc and copper are important for healthy eyes? And that glasses are made from the mineral quartz? Maintain your 2020 vision with a dose of minerals at Mineral Madness. Shop for your own mineral and fossil treasures at rock-bottom prices and enjoy fun hands-on activities for families all around the museum!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join us for our second annual coffee and tea event, Morning at the Museum. Sip delicious tastings from local coffee roasters and tea houses, sample sweet snacks, jam to live music, and more. You can also practice your downward dog in the desert, enjoy coffee presentations, and sip on the best morning cocktails!

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Friday, January 31, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us as we explore the Willcox area known to be one of the region's birding hot spots! See hundreds (and possibly thousands!) of Sandhill Cranes who migrate from as far as Alaska to these agricultural fields every season. This incredible habitat is also home to over twelve species of raptor and many waterfowl, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Black Lava
Sunday, February 9, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Explore the Pinacate Biosphere, a Unesco World Heritage site with geologist Bob Scarborough and cultural historian Jesús Garcia. Explore a volcanic landscape, tide pools, visit the Sonoran Tohono O'odham village of Quitovac (an oasis along the ancient salt pilgrimage trail to the sea), and more on this inspiring 4 day trip!

Black Lava
Monday, February 10, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Explore the Pinacate Biosphere, a Unesco World Heritage site with geologist Bob Scarborough and cultural historian Jesús Garcia. Explore a volcanic landscape, tide pools, visit the Sonoran Tohono O'odham village of Quitovac (an oasis along the ancient salt pilgrimage trail to the sea), and more on this inspiring 4 day trip!

Black Lava
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Explore the Pinacate Biosphere, a Unesco World Heritage site with geologist Bob Scarborough and cultural historian Jesús Garcia. Explore a volcanic landscape, tide pools, visit the Sonoran Tohono O'odham village of Quitovac (an oasis along the ancient salt pilgrimage trail to the sea), and more on this inspiring 4 day trip!

Black Lava
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Explore the Pinacate Biosphere, a Unesco World Heritage site with geologist Bob Scarborough and cultural historian Jesús Garcia. Explore a volcanic landscape, tide pools, visit the Sonoran Tohono O'odham village of Quitovac (an oasis along the ancient salt pilgrimage trail to the sea), and more on this inspiring 4 day trip!

Friday, February 14, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Looking for something *gneiss* to do? Join us as we explore an old mining site in the Santa Rita Mountains and learn about the life of prospectors and miners over 100 years ago! This class will also teach you all about mineral properties and identification while searching for and collecting Arizona minerals. This trip is sure to *rock*!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Did you know that over 10,000 years ago mammoths roamed what is now present day southern Arizona? Join us as we go into the field and look into the past to learn all about these Pleistocene megafauna, visit a mammoth kill site, and learn all about the Clovis people who hunted these massive mammals.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Whaling, Ecology, Geology, Birding, and Ethnobotany, oh my! Join Jesús García and geologist/raconteur, Bob Scarborough, for a tour down the entire length of the Baja Peninsula. Journey through forests of boojum and cardón, go off the grid for a gray whale “glamping” experience, snorkel with marine life, witness the famous Los Arcos geologic formation, and more!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Visit the Hopi Mesas, the homes of Kachina artists and walk a Hopi cornfield. We will also journey to the Hubbell Trading Post and Petrified Forest as well as enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Monument Valley, two nights in Canyon de Chelly, and so much more!

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Visit the Hopi Mesas, the homes of Kachina artists and walk a Hopi cornfield. We will also journey to the Hubbell Trading Post and Petrified Forest as well as enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Monument Valley, two nights in Canyon de Chelly, and so much more!

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Visit the Hopi Mesas, the homes of Kachina artists and walk a Hopi cornfield. We will also journey to the Hubbell Trading Post and Petrified Forest as well as enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Monument Valley, two nights in Canyon de Chelly, and so much more!

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Visit the Hopi Mesas, the homes of Kachina artists and walk a Hopi cornfield. We will also journey to the Hubbell Trading Post and Petrified Forest as well as enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Monument Valley, two nights in Canyon de Chelly, and so much more!

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Visit the Hopi Mesas, the homes of Kachina artists and walk a Hopi cornfield. We will also journey to the Hubbell Trading Post and Petrified Forest as well as enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Monument Valley, two nights in Canyon de Chelly, and so much more!

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Visit the Hopi Mesas, the homes of Kachina artists and walk a Hopi cornfield. We will also journey to the Hubbell Trading Post and Petrified Forest as well as enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Monument Valley, two nights in Canyon de Chelly, and so much more!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Visit the Hopi Mesas, the homes of Kachina artists and walk a Hopi cornfield. We will also journey to the Hubbell Trading Post and Petrified Forest as well as enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Monument Valley, two nights in Canyon de Chelly, and so much more!

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona are world-famous for their biological diversity! Join us as we explore this incredible habitat from pine forest to riparian groves, oak woodlands, and desert scrub, each with its own collection of birds. We expect to see Blue-throated Mountain-gem, Elegant Trogon, Greater Pewee, Painted Redstart, nocturnal birds, and more!

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Friday, May 8, 2020

The Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona are world-famous for their biological diversity! Join us as we explore this incredible habitat from pine forest to riparian groves, oak woodlands, and desert scrub, each with its own collection of birds. We expect to see Blue-throated Mountain-gem, Elegant Trogon, Greater Pewee, Painted Redstart, nocturnal birds, and more!

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona are world-famous for their biological diversity! Join us as we explore this incredible habitat from pine forest to riparian groves, oak woodlands, and desert scrub, each with its own collection of birds. We expect to see Blue-throated Mountain-gem, Elegant Trogon, Greater Pewee, Painted Redstart, nocturnal birds, and more!

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Treat your Mother or yourself to a relaxing morning at the Desert Museum! Begin the morning by taking an easy stroll outdoors and learn all about the curative, aromatic and nutritive properties of the desert plants that we come across. Create your own serum for a botanical paper face mask and enjoy a relaxation session.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California’s Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California’s Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California’s Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California’s Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California’s Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California’s Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California’s Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State.