The 27th Annual Desert Museum Gala - 2020 Vision Focus on the Future

Save the Date
Sunday, April 26, 2020

4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Attire: Festive
(comfortable shoes recommended)

Mark your calendar for a memorable evening of fine dining, amazing auction items, lively entertainment, and desert lovers supporting the Desert Museum. This year we feature 2020 Vision and a Focus on the Future! Set your sights on the extraordinary plant and animal life, conservation and sustainability activities, and inspiring the new generation of conservation leaders. Learn more about the Desert Museum’s vision for the future, and how you can do your part to ensure that future is bright.

2020 Vision: Focusing on The Future of…

  1. Wildlife

    Learn about Sonoran Desert wildlife, some of the threats they face, and the opportunities we have to ensure their survival. Also focusing on endangered species and the Desert Museum’s work with repopulation and animal husbandry. We want to promote bright futures for our living collection by focusing on animal enrichment.

  2. Sonoran Desert

    Focus on climate change, botany and invasive species, natural disasters (fire), sustainability, water harvesting, plastic reduction practices. Looking to the future of healthy Sonoran Desert ecosystems.

  3. Conservation Leaders

    Learn how the Desert Museum is fostering future generations of Sonoran Desert stewards and conservation leaders. Youth education programs, school outreach, junior docents, earth conservation internships, and more!

Individual tickets are $250 each ($225 for early birds until March 15th), and sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. Raffle tickets to win a handcrafted bronze Sonoran jackrabbit sculpture by Mark Rossi are $25 per ticket or 5 tickets for $100.

NOTE: Seating for this popular event is limited to 550 guests, and is usually reached long before the deadline for reservations. Any reservations received after we reach 550 guests will be placed on a waiting list, and guests will be notified. For more event information, or to make your reservation today, purchase online now, or contact Lynnae Wenker, Philanthropy Manager, at 520-883-3005, lwenker@desertmuseum.org.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a non-profit institution fully dedicated to conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert region. All proceeds from the Desert Gala support our annual fund which includes daily operations, programs, and conservation efforts of the Desert Museum.

Diners at a previous Gala

Reservations and Raffle TicketsSponsor Tables

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“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar