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Special Events for 2021

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

Coati Kids Club Kick-off—2021 Sneak Preview
Saturday, January 16, 10:30—11:30 a.m. online through Zoom.
Join us for this bonus event to celebrate the new year, play fun games with other Coati Kids Club members, and introduce the fun stuff we have planned for 2021!
Animal Communication—the Language of Love
Part 1 online introduction, Saturday February 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Part 2 in-person at the Museum: Saturday, February 13th, 10:30 a.m.
Animals join together for many reasons, and this takes good communication. They might not use words, but they certainly get their point across! When it comes to courtship, animals have a lot to “say.” We’ll explore some of the amazing behaviors animals communicate with to find a mate and raise young in this Valentine’s Day-themed event.
Santa Cruz Stories:
Part 1 online introduction, Thursday, April 22, (Earth Day!) 5:00 p.m.
Part 2 in-person at Mission Garden: Saturday, April 24th, 9:30 a.m.
When the Desert People first settled Tucson over 4,000 years ago, they named it for the place where water flowed at the foot of a mountain here. Later settlers called that water the Santa Cruz River. The river has been through many changes, but it is still a lifeline in the desert. We’ll celebrate this river and its importance to people and other animals and have our in-person meeting at Tucson’s birthplace, Mission Garden.
Poisonous or Venomous?
Part 1 online introduction, Saturday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.
Part 2 in-person at the Museum: Saturday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
These words are often used interchangeably, but they mean two different things. From poisonous plants and animals to venomous creatures, we will discover the differences and why they produce poison or inject venom. For our in-person meeting, we will explore the museum in the cool of a summer evening to look for some of our most famous venomous and poisonous residents.
Ancient Arizona—Clues from the Past
Part 1 online introduction, Saturday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.
Part 2 in-person at the Museum: Saturday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.
Arizona and the Sonoran Desert looked very different in the past. How do we know? Paleontologists have uncovered clues that show us. We will stomp in what once was a swamp, puzzle over some seemingly normal rocks, stalk ice age mammals, and more as we sleuth out the clues that paleontologists use to show us Arizona’s changes over time.

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