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The 25th Annual Desert Museum Gala - Anniversaries in Bloom, celebrating treasured legacies and a flourishing future

Save the Date
Sunday, April 29, 2018
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Attire: Festive Cocktail

Mark your calendar for a memorable evening of fine dining, amazing auctions, animal ambassadors, live music, and all things uniquely Desert Museum. This year, In honor of Tucson’s designation as the first American City of Gastronomy, among our beautiful blossoming succulents, ancestral crops dating back 4,000 years will be featured — as well as interpreted with a delicious contemporary twist on the menu!

This event sells out quickly, and this year is being limited to 500. To be certain of a ticket, please make your reservation now by contacting Camille Pons, Member Engagement/Services Officer, at 520-883-3055, or online.

The Evenings’s Schedule

4:00 p.m. In the Desert Garden- Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Silent Auction begins
Live Musical entertainment
5:30 p.m. Live Auction in the Warden Oasis Theater
Welcome: Erik Bakken, Chair, Board of Trustees
Craig S. Ivanyi — Executive Director
Live Auction begins
7:15 p.m. Dinner — in the Ironwood Terraces
& Baldwin Education Building
7:25 p.m. Silent Auction closes
8:30 p.m. Notification of winnings delivered to dining table
Silent Auction items ready for pick-up

We appreciate your support of the Desert Museum and look forward to welcoming you to the Desert Museum Gala celebration in April!

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 the daily operations, programs, and conservation efforts of the Desert Museum.


For additional information contact Camille Pons, Development Officer, 520/883-3055,
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