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Dining at the Desert Museum

Tables prepared for an event on the Ironwood Terraces
Ironwood Terraces

Ironwood Terraces

A casual multi-station food court, offering a complete menu including children's items, open every day.

Jan 1st - May 1st, 201710:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily
May 2nd - Dec 31st, 201711:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily
May 20th - Sept 2nd, 201711:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays
Tables prepared for dining in the Ocotillo Café
Ocotillo Café

Ocotillo Café

Offering relaxed and casual dining, open seasonally for lunch in winter and spring, and for dinner on Cool Summer Nights. We focus on locally sourced ingredients to create regional southwest cuisine. Reservations not required, but suggested for parties of 8 or more. Please call 520.883.1380, Ext 7226 to make your reservation.
Ocotillo Menu

Jan 2nd - May 1st, 2017Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 7 days per week
May 2nd - Oct 15th, 2017Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thurs through Sat
Brunch: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sun
May 20th - Sept 2nd, 2017Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays
Oct 16th - Dec 31st, 2017Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed through Sun
(excludes Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
and New Year's Day)

Phoebe's Coffee Bar

Offering hot and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches, ice cream and other snacks.

Jan 1st - Feb 28th, 20178:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Mar 1st - Sept 30th, 20177:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
May 20th - Sept 2nd, 20177:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturdays
Oct 1st - Dec 31st, 20178:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

The Cottonwood

Snack shop offering hot and cold drinks and ice cream.

Jan 1st - May 1st, 201710:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily
May 2nd - Oct 15th, 2017CLOSED except as below:
May 20th - Sept 2nd, 201710:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays
Oct 16th - Dec 31st, 201710:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily
(Closed on Christmas Day)

Picnics

There is a small public picnic area just outside the Museum's entrance. Outside food is not allowed on Museum grounds, except to accommodate food allergies/intolerances or religious restrictions.