We're open! We value the health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals. Because of this, we have made modifications to the Desert Museum experience following public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the FAQs before your visit.

Docent Tours and Demonstrations

Live Animal Interpretation Varies throughout the morning hours
Interpretive Demonstrations Varies throughout the day

The first Wednesday of the month, September through May, docents will not be available on grounds. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Schedule for Saturday July 11th, 2020

Change date:
No activities for Saturday July 11th, 2020

Docent Videos!

The Museum's highly trained docents host a variety of presentations that take place throughout the grounds.

 

Docent Cynthia Reiners interprets agave plants, also called "Century Plants." Come and visit us and watch the rapidly-growing flower stalks for yourself.

 

Docent Jenny Coriglio interprets Barn Owls, found just about everywhere in the world. Come visit us and see our owls for yourself.

 

Docent Ken Clapp interprets an American Kestrel, the smallest falcon found in this area. Come and see our Kestrels "perch and pounce" for yourself

 

Docent Cindy Clapp interprets three of the many species of scorpion found in the Sonoran Desert. Come and learn scorpion safety tips for yourself.

 

A Sonoran desert tortoise is interpreted by one of our knowledgeable docents. Come and see if you can spot one for yourself.

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