Ho, Ho, Hummingbirds!

Why not give a hummingbird adoption to your loved ones for the holiday season? Your gift will help us provide the highest quality care to these captivating creatures. Packages start as low as $35! Each level comes with a personalized certificate, a beautiful 4"x 6" glossy hummingbird photograph, educational materials, and more. Adopt at the Enhanced level to receive a plushie and "Proud Parent" canvas tote. Questions? Email us. Purchase before December 18 to ensure Christmas delivery. Adopt Today!
Photo: ASDM/Nika Kaiser
Holiday Book Gift Guide

Want to have the perfect holiday gift? All you need is a book, a bow, and a box. Is your loved one a foodie? Gift them a book about the wild foods of the Sonoran Desert. Do you have a friend who is an avid bird watcher? The Guide to Birds of the Salton Sea identifies the diverse avian life of this unique region. Do you have a child in your life who is fascinated by the desert? Take them on the journey of Katie the rattlesnake in the book, Katie of the Sonoran Desert.  We have books for all ages and interests. Browse Books!

Give the Gift of the Great Outdoors

Looking for a way to give a lasting gift of the Sonoran Desert beauty? A membership to ASDM includes everything people love: art, natural history, animals, as well as the botanical beauty of the Sonoran Desert. And it lasts all year long! The best part of purchasing a gift membership? Purchase two gift memberships and receive a $5 discount on each membership! Make your purchase online or in person by December 16 to ensure delivery by December 31. Gift Today!
Do You Rave About Rocks? 

Are you mad about minerals?? Our annual Mineral Madness event, held on January 14-16, is the perfect time to learn new things about minerals and rocks! It is a wonderful place to start a collection, with expert staff and docents to guide you. Curious what is new this year? Join us for Tales from the Vault, an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our mineral vault. You'll see more than 16,000 mineral and fossil specimens that many people have never seen before. Tours are $25/person. Rock On Out!

Photo: ASDM/Jason Wiley
Flower Friday
Georgia Pope & Donna Freeman
Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month, Georgia Pope and Donna Freeman. Georgia was one of the first people to sign up as a School Group Assistant in 2014. She prepares each school group so they can make the most out of their Museum experience. For the past 11 years, Donna has volunteered with the Interpretive Animal Collection. She has also volunteered with Raptor Free Flight and the Docent program. 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? 
  • Holiday Behind the Scenes Photowalk (December 23)
  • Mineral Madness (January 14) 
  • Beat Back Buffelgrass Day (January 21) 
Want more info on these awesome events? Check it Out!
December 16, 2016