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Coati Kids Club Special Events for 2018

Mark your calendars now for these fun events! And as always, we'll send you an invitation before each one.

Mountains, Mines, and Minerals Hike: Saturday, January 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
What better season for a hike in the desert? We’ll take a hike up King Canyon to discover the mining history of the Tucson Mountains. Total hike time 3 hours, distance 3.5 miles. Afterwards, visit our Mineral Madness sale and family fun fair (Jan. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily) and make your very own mineral collection!
What’s Up, Coati? Saturday, February 10, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
Coatis, with their energetic curiosity and social nature, are a perfect mascot for our kids club family programs. Explore their secrets as we meet a keeper at the coati exhibit, make enrichment toys, and craft our own coatis.
Packrat Party! Saturday in late March or early April, TBD, in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and the new Packrat Playhouse.
Coati Kids Club families were some of the key groups that helped us plan for our new Packrat Playhouse. It is done, and we want to share it with you and the community members who gave us such great feedback. Join us at our kick off party and be among the first to enjoy the completed play space before it opens to the public. Stay tuned for time and date!
Earth Day Celebration: Sunday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon in the Packrat Playhouse and Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.*
Happy Earth Day! Discover ways that you can take care of our one and only Earth, starting with how to be smart Sonoran Desert dwellers. With the opening of our new Packrat Playhouse, we will offer an hour of special Earth Day programming and exclusive free play in this space before it opens to the general public at 10 a.m. Coati Kids Club members will help us test some of our program ideas in the new space, then we will head over to our Education Annex for more Earth Day fun!
Meet the Beetles! Saturday, July 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
Beetles are the most common insects on Earth, and we have many kinds here in the Sonoran Desert. We will uncover basic beetle biology, learn to identify common species, and explore fascinating facts about these incredible creatures. Not buggy enough for you? Stay for the Insect Insanity! events planned throughout this Cool Summer Night.
Back to School: Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. to noon in the Education Annex Classrooms 1-2.*
Back-to-school means it’s time to gather knowledge and carry important items in our backpacks. Some desert dwellers also carry or contain the things they need to thrive here. We’ll explore how living things use their adaptations for life in the desert. We’ll also discover how animals learn and highlight some of the Museum’s great learning opportunities.
Tools of Defense: Saturday, October 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Annex Classrooms 1 & 2 and on grounds.
It’s a creature eat creature world. We will discover some of the many strategies animals employ to avoid becoming a meal, as well as those they use to defend territory, nests, and more.
Mt Lemmon Sky School Overnight Adventure: Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. along the Mt Lemmon Highway and at the top.
The sky’s the limit on this exploration of sky island mountain ecology and the night sky. The UA’s Mt Lemmon Sky School staff will lead us through a series of discovery stops as we ascend from desert scrub to cool pines. At the top we will take a hike, play games, get checked into our dorms, and enjoy dinner. Then Sky School staff will share the wonders of the night sky with their telescopes. The next morning will bring breakfast and more fun before descending to the desert. Recommended for children 8 years old and up. $125/per person fee required to secure availability by April 20. Own transportation needed.

*Coati Kids Club members get the member discount for Packrat Playhouse family programs offered from 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday. We will explore the topic from these particular programs in more depth at the Coati Kids Club event that follows.

More Events of Interest:

  • Want to make a difference for the desert? Help stop the spread of buffelgrass. Join a group around Tucson for Beat Back Buffelgrass Day, Saturday, January 27. People from all over our community will be pulling buffelgrass from our neighborhoods, roads, washes and schools, and you can help!
  • Plus, Coati Kids get discounts to our Summer Museum Explorers kids’ camps. This year’s camps will be from June 4-8 and July 16-20.
Cartoon owl, rabbit, roadrunner, butterfly and lizard
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