Open ‘til 9:00 p.m.
Saturday nights in June 2021

The Desert Museum is lovely during the day, but it’s even cooler after dark! Join us Saturday nights in June until 9:00 p.m. to beat the heat while learning something neat! The desert comes alive at night as nocturnal animals awake. Bats perform aerial acrobatics in pursuit of dinner, beavers splash around in their pond, and scorpions glow green under black light. Watch an incredible sunset turn into dark skies sprinkled with stars. Make sure to bring your flashlight and explore, grab a local beer and wander, and spend time with our stingrays and other creatures of the night.

The Desert Museum experience will look a little different during this time! 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 our Know Before You Go page before your visit.

Prairie Dog


Want to make your June nighttime experience even more fun? Add a wine or beer tasting! Join local vendors (Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery, Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., Button Brew House, and Dragoon Brewing Company) as they tell you the ins and outs of how their beer/wine is made. Not only will you enjoy special stories, you will also taste six 4 oz. samples of their finest brews or three 2 oz. samples of their finest wines. The tasting will last approximately 30 minutes. Different dates = different vendors.

Want the best Desert Museum nighttime experience? We recommend arriving around late afternoon to stroll along the Desert Loop Trail, beautiful botanical gardens, and through our Aviaries and Life on the Rocks before they close for the evening!

Want to play Backyard Diversity Bingo? You can download and print the bingo sheets before your visit!

Like to take photos? Try our #mydesertmuseum June Nights Photo Challenge!

Mother and child in pushchair, walking the grounds
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