Do you know the faces that keep our 230 animal species happy and healthy? Our zookeepers work in 100+ degree heat, clean up all types of poop, and make sure our animals have the best lives. We have four different keeper departments: IAC (Interpretative Animal Collection), HIIZ (Herpetology, Ichthyology, and Invertebrate Zoology), M&O (Mammalogy& Ornithology), and RFF (Raptor Free Flight). Thank Our Zookeepers!
Bat Night

Are you feeling batty? Join the Desert Museum next Saturday night (August 11) from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. for Bat Night (Cool Summer Nights) to learn more about these amazing aerial acrobats! Sip a specialty red bat cocktail, sway to the soothing sounds of flutes, enjoy bat-themed activities and art, find "Bat Girl," learn all about tropical bats, and more. Arizona residents: don't forget! It's only $16.95 for you to boogie with the bats.  Learn More!
Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley

Have you ever wanted to do glow-in-the-dark yoga surrounded by saguaros? August 18 is your chance! Don't worry: the classes will be in an air conditioned room with incredible views of the desert. Join us for  Creatures of the Night (Cool Summer Nights)  and enjoy two free (with Museum admission) 'Glow & Flow' yoga sessions with Tiffany Georgia from  Tucson Yoga Studio . Classes will be at 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. Namaste!

Teachers and nature. What do they have in common? Both are educators and deserve to be honored! Do you know a teacher? If so, you should invite them to Teacher Appreciation Night (Cool Summer Nights) from 5-10 p.m. on August 25. Teachers receive free admission! Guests can enjoy a 'Baked Apple' cocktail, experience live animal shows, and explore the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. Teachers also receive 10% off in the gift store with teacher ID.  Thank Our Teachers!
Photo: ASDM/Lauren Nichols
Flower Friday
If you've been on grounds lately, you may have noticed the incredible Pringle's Clustervine (Jacquemontia pringleigrowing on the entrance arch at the Labryinth Garden! This shrub/vine is a perennial that prefers rocky slopes, especially in the Santa Catalina Mountains. After summer monsoons the clustervine will explode with incredible pale lavender/white blooms.  If you haven't seen this bloomin' beauty yet, make your way down to admire this perfect plant!  Dig Deeper!

Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month for August: Sue Parker and Malissa Mada.  Sue is an extremely talented Art Institute volunteer who dedicated her time to working in both art galleries. Malissa volunteers with the Interpretive Animal Collection. She has been a tremendous help this summer - volunteering two or three times a week. We could not do what we do without them. Thank you for being such a great addition to the family. 
Volunteer Today!

What's Going Down in the Desert? 
  •  Animals and Art (Packrat Program) (August 4)
  •  Creatures of the Night (Cool Summer Nights) (August 4)
  • Music and You (Packrat Program) (August 9)
Want more info on these awesome events? 
August 3, 2018