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Party for the Planet

Saturday May 13, 2023

Pursuit of Hoppiness VIP ($139-$149): 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

General Admission ($55-$65): 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

At the treehouse, a young woman holds up a beer sample in a recyclable translucent cup, with a blurred saguaro-studden hillside and sunset in the background.

What better way to celebrate and appreciate the Sonoran Desert than to toast to it? Stand among the saguaros at the Desert Museum and sip on the best local brews in the Southwest at our annual craft beer festival: Party for the Planet! When you aren't sippin', you can visit with our engaging animals, dance under the stars to live DJ, Humblelianess, and enjoy local munchies. You can also feel the touch of a stingray, catch the beautiful sunset and stargaze once it gets dark! This event celebrates Endangered Species Day. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species (like our Mexican gray wolves) and everyday actions you can take to help.

Food will be available for purchase from Ironwood Terraces and Phoebe’s Coffee Bar, as well as from local food trucks. While we do have water available for purchase, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle (it is a party for the planet)! We have water fountains all over grounds for your convenience.

A bunch of hops


While being in the middle of the desert is awesome, cell phone service is not. It can be difficult to reach a rideshare service so we highly suggest that you have a designated driver or make other pick up arrangements.

What's Included General Admission General Admission Designated Driver Pursuit of
Hoppiness VIP
Pursuit of
Hoppiness VIP
Designated Driver
Price $55 members
$65 Non-members
$35 $139 members
$149 Non-members
Twenty beer tastings with recyclable cup × ×
Unlimited soda with recyclable cup × ×
Mocktails by Parch × ×
Complimentary entrance to Stingray Touch
Early entry at 5:00 p.m.
VIP Sonoran Animal Spotlight at 6:00 p.m.
Commemorative Party for the Planet pint glass
Pack of beer
Pair of Desert Museum Summer Shades
Light up beer mug pin
Large soft pretzel to snack on
Desert themed temporary tattoo
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Sonoran Desert Animal Spotlight (7:00 p.m.) ($9/person): Join us for this fun and educational theater experience, and learn all about the animals you share this wonderful world with. You can add this special experience to your evening during your ticket purchase; simply select the Animal Spotlight checkbox before adding your tickets to the Shopping Cart.

DIY Beer Journal Art Class (7:00 & 8:00 p.m.) ($20/person): In this 30-minute class you will make your own, small, hand-made journal to keep track of all your tastings today and every day.

If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still add the Art Class or Animal Spotlight by visiting the ticket window on arrival, subject to availability.


6:00 p.m.
VIP Sonoran Desert Animal Spotlight (Live Animal Show: 30-45 minutes, included with VIP admission)
6:30 p.m.
Bee Garden, People and Pollinators, and Labyrinth Garden close
6:30 p.m.
Last entrance to the Desert Loop Trail
7:00 p.m.
Sonoran Desert Animal Spotlight (Live Animal Show: 30-45 minutes, separate admission)
7:00 p.m.
DIY Beer Journal Art Class
7:00 p.m.
Animal Enrichment — Ocelot (Cat Canyon)
7:00 p.m.
Desert Loop Trail closes
7:30 p.m.
Cactus Garden closes
8:00 p.m.
DIY Beer Journal Art Class
8:00 p.m.
Animal Enrichment — Wolves (Mountain Woodland)
A bunch of hops


Event may sell out. Day of tickets will increase by $10. Age 21+ event, ID required. No exceptions. Valid ID must be presented on entry to the event. Strollers are strictly prohibited. No refunds will be issued for purchased tickets. Event is rain or shine.

Your ticket purchase supports the Desert Museum’s mission!

What's Brewing?

Barrio Brewing Co. Bawker Bawker Cider House Borderlands Brewing Co. Button Brew House Catalina Brewing Company Corbett Brewing Company Crooked Tooth Brewing Company Dragoon Brewing Co. Firetruck Brewing Company Ranch Hand Brewing Simple Machine Brewing

Yummy Eats and Drinks

Banhdicted Biggie Boy BBQ Novia's Bakery Popped Artisan Popcorn Samurai Sombrero


Renewal by Andersen - Full-service Window & Door Replacement


Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 06-22-2024