Love Is In The Air!

This Valentine's Day, show your love in a unique and creative way by adopting an adorable river otter for that special someone in your life. This symbolic adoption is a fun and meaningful way to show you care.  Is your beloved more of a bird buff? You can adopt a hummingbird for them instead, telling them "you make my heart flutter!" Packages start at $35.  Purchase before February 9 to ensure Valentine's Day delivery.  Adopt Today!

Do you love beer? And conservation? Help us celebrate the release of Sonoran Squeeze, a citrus IPA created by local brewery, Ten55 Brewing. Our partnership aims to raise awareness about the invasive species, buffelgrass. Join us on February 9 (12 - 3 p.m.) at Ten55 Brewing to sip for saguaros! A dollar from every Sonoran Squeeze that is ordered will go towards the Museum's important conservation efforts. Enjoy live music from Jacob Acosta Band and delicious drinks!  Sip For Saguaros!

Join the Desert Museum for our first wine festival, WineDown with Wildlife (March 23), to help support the amazing wildlife in our care and celebrate World Wildlife Day. Sip on the best local and regional wines in the Southwest, sample sweet and savory snacks, stargaze, enjoy live music, visit with our engaging animals, capture your clever side with Hello Gorgeous Photo Booth, and more. $40/members, $45/non-members. VIP options are also available! Wine Not?!
Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley

Our craft beer festival, Party for the Planet, is back for its third year! Stand among the saguaros on May 11 at the Desert Museum and sip on the best local brews in the Southwest. This fun evening will celebrate Endangered Species Day (#SippinForSpecies).Stargaze, sample sweet and savory snacks, visit with engaging animals, and dance the night away under the stars. $30/members, $35/non-members. There are also new VIP packages! Cheers to Conservation!
Photo: ASDM

What does the region of Siberia and the Sonoran Desert have in common? How is the Desert Museum connected to this remote region? Many people are surprised to learn that the Museum is known throughout the international community as a leader in regional displays, interpretation, and education. Our Associate Director of Conservation, Education, & Science, Marie Long, went on a recent interpretive assignment to Siberia to teach best interpretation practices. Curious For More?
Photo: Matthew Ramirez
Flower Friday
Fruit trees are a popular plant for people to grow, but many people don't know where to start. Learn from Jesús García, ASDM staff member and founder of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project, the techniques for propagation, pruning, and grafting of fruit trees. Join us on February 19 to explore the historical significance of heirloom trees, learn how to maintain these beauties, and tour the Mission Garden. BONUS! Every participant will receive fruit tree cuttings. $60/members, $66/non-members. Plant for a Purpose!

Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month for February: Susan Stevens-Whitney and Michael Whitney! This extraordinary couple have been volunteers with the Desert Museum's Membership department for seven years. During that time, they have adapted to the ever-changing needs of the department. What Michael and Susan do most (and best) for the Museum is sell memberships on the front patio.  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? 
  •  Packrat Program: Story Time (February 9)  
  •  Sonoran Squeeze: Sip for Saguaros (February 9)  
  •  Packrat Program: Super Spider (February 16) 
  •  Heritage Fruit Tree Workshop (February 19) 
Want more info on these awesome events? 
February 1, 2019