Cheers for Conservation

Do you love beer? And Mexican gray wolves? Help us celebrate the release of Naughty Lobo, an imperial blood orange sour by local brewery, 1912 Brewing Co. This sour was infused with chiltepins from our Mexican gray wolves' habitat! The partnership aims to raise awareness and funds for this special endangered species. Join us on Thursday, May 9, (5:00 - 9:00 p.m..) at 1912 Brewing Co. to sip for species. For every pint of Naughty Lobo that is sold, a percentage will come back to the Desert Museum!  Cheers!

Party for the Planet

Our craft beer festival, Party for the Planet, is next weekend! Stand among the saguaros on May 11 at the Desert Museum and sip on the best local brews in the Southwest. Dance under the stars, go on a night hike, stargaze, laugh with Tucson Improv Movement, visit with our engaging animals and more! You can also snack on munchies from local food trucks. Tickets are on sale starting at $30 and include 15 tastings. Want to beat the crowds? Become a VIP!  Cheers to Conservation! 

Rise and Shine- It's Packrat Playtime

This summer, get to Packrat Playhouse early to enjoy open play at 9:00 a.m! Educators roam the exhibit to initiate games and  put out tons of extra toys and art materials for the kids. Make new friends while you beat the heat! This is a great option for clubs, camps, and caregiver groups. Rise and shine is available once a month for ages 6-12 years old (at least one adult chaperone is required per group).Price:  $8 for 1st child & chaperone, $5 for each additional child in the group.  Climb, Jump, and Play!

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 18 through August 31, the Museum stays open until 10:00 p.m. Creatures of the Night kicks off the summer festivities followed by Astronomy Night and Dino Night! Make sure to check out the full (and cool) schedule. Members: Remember, you get in for free! Keep It Cool!
Photo: ASDM/Whitney Huffman

Springtime often symbolizes new life! This year, we welcomed the birth of a rare ocelot in March!  The kitten was born to the Museum's resident adult female ocelot. Between the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife and El Paso Zoo, two litters of ocelots have been born, following artificial insemination (AI) with frozen semen. This is super cool since the last ocelot to be born using frozen semen was 24 years ago! Read More Here!
Photo: Jay Pierstorff
Flower Friday
Not quite a flower, but these birds do enjoy the fragrant plants. This Mother's Day, show your love in a unique and creative way by adopting a hummingbird in honor of a mom in your life. This symbolic adoption is a fun and meaningful way to show you care. You can tell her "you helped me spread my wings and fly!" Packages start as low as $35 and provide high quality care to these animals while engaging your loved ones in conservation efforts. Purchase before May 7 to ensure Mothers' Day delivery. Adopt today!

Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month for May: Bonnie Molloy and Mike Bauer.  Bonnie is a Tuesday and Sunday Docent. She is enthusiastic, kind, and loves to interact with guests on grounds. Mike is one of our wonderful Botany volunteers. He started volunteering 20 years ago and often removes buffelgrass.   We could not do what we do without them. Thank you for being such a great addition to the family. 
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What's Going Down in the Desert? 
  •  Naughty Lobo Pre-Release (May 9)  
  •  Party for the Planet (May 11)   
  •  Creatures of the Night (Cool Summer Nights) (May 18) 
Want more info on these awesome events? 
May 3, 2019