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Do you rave about rocks?  Dig into the wonderful world of minerals with us this January 18 & 19 at our annual Mineral Madness event! Shop for your own mineral and fossil treasures at rock-bottom prices and enjoy fun hands-on activities for families all around Museum grounds. You can also go to a rock reading (between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.)! Bring in your favorite specimen and learn the special stories behind it from our Curator. Free with Museum admission.   Rock On Out!
Morning at the Museum  

Join the Desert Museum for our second annual coffee event, Morning at the Museum this January 25! Sip delicious tastings from local vendors, sample sweet snacks, jam to live music, visit with engaging animals, and pot your own plant. You can also practice your downward dog in the desert ($5), enjoy exclusive coffee presentations, and sip on the best morning cocktails. Tickets are $32/Non-Members and $15/Museum Members. Get Your Tickets Today!
Join Us for Rodeo Break Camp!

Do you love the desert? Join us for a special Rodeo Break day camp on February 21 (grades 3-5) as we wrangle together all the best kid activities the Museum has to offer. Meet live animals, touch stingrays, explore secret passages in the cave, play in Packrat Playhouse, make cool crafts, and more! Students need to bring their own snacks and lunch, water bottle, hat, and wear sturdy shoes and layered clothes for the weather. Prices start at $45.  Sign Up Today!

Social Media Photo Contest

We need a new profile picture for our social media platforms and we want your help! Want a chance to win? Please email Lauren to submit your photo.  One submission per person. Winner will be announced on January 14. All photos will be judged anonymously on originality of photo, representation of the Desert Museum, and visual appeal. A winner will receive two tickets to the M useum. We can't wait to see how you've been inspired to photograph this beautiful place!  Enter Here!
Flower Friday
 
You see all of that mustard yellow color in the photo? That's buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) and it's threatening to destroy our beautiful desert and the animals that live within it. This invasive species is native to the savannas of Africa and Asia, where fires are frequent, but in the Sonoran Desert, buffelgrass fires could transform large swaths of our fire-proof desert into fire-prone grasslands overnight. How can you help save our saguaros and other native flora and fauna? Participate in a buffelgrass pull!  Dig Deeper!


Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month for January: Uta Campbell and Frank Sousa! Uta became a Docent in 1997 and is part of the Monday team. She is one of the most charismatic people in the world! Frank is a long-time Earth Science volunteer. He is a real workhorse when it comes to maintaining our extensive mineral collection.  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? 
  • Mineral Madness (January 18 & 19) 
  • Morning at the Museum (January 25)   
Want more info on these awesome events?  Check it Out!
 
January 10, 2020