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Photo: Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star
Can Ewe Believe It? 

It's another girl! The month of May is off to a great start as a second baby bighorn was welcomed to the Museum on Monday, May 1. The female lamb (ewe) is healthy and weighs 11 pounds. Her older sister is more than a month old, making for a happy herd of five. After six months, the lambs will be transferred to another institution as a part of the Species Survival Plan, which ensures the existence of threatened or endangered species. Watch Her Wobble!
Photo: ASDM/Liz Kemp
Adopt a Prairie Dog for Mom! 

We have more than ten prairie dog pups prancing around on exhibit - all thanks to the dedicated care of their mothers. This Mother's Day, show your love in a unique and creative way by adopting a black-tailed prairie dog in honor of a special mom in your life. This symbolic adoption is a fun and meaningful way to show you care. You can also adopt a hummingbird or a Mexican gray wolf. Purchase before May 9 to ensure Mother's Day delivery. Mix it up for Mother's Day! 

Kathy Goepfert, Just Chillin
Puma: Past and Present

Calling all artists! In honor of the Museum's 65th birthday, the Art Institute is putting together a very special art exhibit showcasing the majestic mountain lion. Juried artworks in all categories will be displayed, along with selected master works from around the world. All artists must have a current standing Museum membership at the time of submission. This is an all ages exhibition, and entries must be 2-D works. Deadline is June 10 and work must be submitted digitally. Submit Your Art Here!

Mother's Day Brunch

Make mom smile as she enjoys a blissful brunch at the Desert Museum next Sunday! You know what makes this deal even sweeter? All mothers receive a rose and complimentary mimosa. The buffet will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., leaving plenty of time for you to wander through the Museum and visit with our animated animals. The buffet is $39 for adults and $22 for kids. Members: You get a discount! Curious what delicious food will be served?  Browse the Buffet!
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Cool Summer Nights Begin!

The Desert Museum is lovely during the day, but it's even cooler after dark. This is a fun way to beat the Tucson summer heat, while learning something neat! Every Saturday evening from May 20 through September 2, the Museum stays open until 10 p.m. Celestial Celebration kicks off the summer festivities, exploring how we can foster healthy relationships with the sun and the great outdoors. Your favorite themes are back! Make sure to check out the full (and cool) schedule.  Keep It Cool!
Photo: ASDM/Jason Wiley
Flower Friday

Have you seen our new agave garden? It is definitely not something to be missed! Join Jason Wiley, ASDM Horticulturist, as he guides you through the different types of interesting agaves we find in our region. The Museum's Agave Garden collection is nationally accredited by the American Public Gardens Association and showcased in an all new setting created this year. Tours will run this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Agave Festival between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Dig Deeper!

Snapshots of our volunteers!
National Volunteer Week

Last week was National Volunteer Week and we are here to celebrate! We have more than 500 volunteers and rely heavily on the support of these devoted and caring supporters. They make the Desert Museum an unforgettable experience and we simply could not do what we do without them. They are truly amazing. THANK YOU! Looking to join the Desert Museum volunteer family? We have plenty of opportunities (outdoors and indoors) to choose from.  Volunteer Today!

What's Going Down in the Desert? 
  • Agave Heritage Festival  (May 5-7)
  • Coati Kids Club Members Meeting (May 6)
  • Mother's Day Brunch (May 14) 
Want more info on these awesome events? Check it Out!
 
May 5, 2017