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Dine & Shop

Spoon and Fork

DINE

Are you as hungry as a black bear? Enjoy relaxed dining in Ocotillo Café or chow down at Ironwood Terraces. Craving caffeine or sweets? We’ve got you covered. Enjoy coffee, ice cream, and various snacks at Phoebe’s Coffee Bar and The Cottonwood.

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Plate, Knife and Fork

OCOTILLO CAFÉ

A casual dining experience that focuses 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. 7212 to make your reservation.

Open seasonally. Hours vary.
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Soda and Burger

IRONWOOD TERRACES

A casual food court with two stations (Ironwood & Agave Grill) that feature distinct menus. These menus include kids’ meals, as well as healthy choices like fresh fruits or salads and vegetarian options.

May 1 - September 1:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
September 2 - April 30:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Ice Cream Cone

THE COTTONWOOD

Looking for a sweet treat? Enjoy various flavors of ice cream, hot and cold drinks, snacks, and more.

Open seasonally. Hours vary.
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Coffee Cup

PHOEBE’S COFFEE BAR

Start or finish your visit with a trip to Phoebe’s Coffee Bar. You can enjoy Caribou coffee, pastries, snacks, ice cream, popsicles, sandwiches, and more.

March 1 - September 30:
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 1 - February 28:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

BEER, WINE & COCKTAILS

Beer is available for purchase at Phoebe’s Coffee Bar, The Ocotillo Café, and Ironwood Terraces. You are allowed to wander the grounds with your beer but please recycle! You can also sip on specialty cocktails and wine at Ocotillo Café.

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 or religious restrictions.

Shopping Bag

SHOP

Looking to take a piece of the desert home with you? This is the place. Find cactus (yes, really!), toys, books, housewares, apparel, pottery, jewelry, and more! Forget your desert essentials? No worries! The gift store has a variety of sun hats, sunglasses, and reusable water bottles. Best of all, a portion of your purchase goes back to the Desert Museum!

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THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE GIFT SHOP

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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THE IRONWOOD GIFT SHOP

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Contact us! Email giftshop@desertmuseum.org or call 520-578-3008.

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