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Photos of raptor free flight, live and (sort of) on the loose, keeper encounters and docent animal demonstrations

Live Animal Presentations

Raptor Free Flight
Shows every day from October 21, 2017 - April 15, 2018
(Dates and times subject to weather-related change)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Raptor Free Flight morning (10:00 a.m.) demonstrations will not take place on Friday, February 16th or Wednesday, February 21st. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Come experience the thrill of free flying birds of prey at the Raptor Free Flight. Raptor Free Flight is a dynamic bird of prey flight demonstration that occurs in the open desert showcasing natural behaviors of native birds. Raptor Free Flight demonstrations will occur, as bird and weather conditions allow:
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. October 21 through February 28
10:00 a.m. only March 1 through April 15

More information.

Live & (sort of) On The Loose
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

This live animal presentation is offered by the staff of the Herpetology department. These 45-60 minute programs take place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m. except during other special events. So, be sure to check the museum's daily event board to confirm that this exciting program will take place!

More information.

Fur, Feathers and Fangs
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Listen and learn as Keepers share their expert knowledge and experiences in working with a variety of native Sonoran Desert animals. This program takes place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m. except during other special events. So, be sure to check the museum's daily event board to confirm that this exciting program will take place!

More information.

Keeper Encounters

Watch the Museum's professional keepers working with individual animals in training exercises, feedings or enrichment activities. Check the Plan Your Day board at the entrance patio for times and locations.

Docent Animal Demonstrations

Our highly-trained Docents also offer Live Animal Presentations throughout the day.

See below for a list of all Docent demonstrations, including Live Animal live animal interpretations.

Schedule for Monday February 19th, 2018

Change date:
Interpretations may be cancelled due to weather constraints or docent availability
Live Animal - Live Animal Interpretation
8:30am Bird Walk
Entrance Patio
9:00am Hummingbirds
Hummingbird Aviary
10:00am Snake Live Animal
Reptiles & Invertebrates
10:00am Parrot Live Animal
Parrot Perch
11:00am Javelina
Desert Loop Trail
11:00am Gila Monster
Mountain Lion Window
11:00am Parrot Live Animal
Parrot Perch
1:00pm Arthropod Live Animal
Reptiles & Invertebrates
1:00pm Desert Discovery Tour
from Orientation Ramada
1:00pm Prairie Dogs
Desert Grassland
1:30pm Free Flight Interpreter
Raptor Free Flight