ASDM/Allison Miller
Come Celebrate the Community

During the months of September and October, staff and volunteers from the Desert Museum and Tucson Electric Power painted a beautiful mural located off the I-10 Frontage Road near the RiverPark Inn. The 4,000 square foot mural highlights our favorite pollinators and their importance in the Sonoran Desert region.  Join us on Thursday, November 10, at 3 p.m. to celebrate. And yes, there will be cake! Guests can park at Arizona RiverPark Inn and walk south to the TEP Substation. Party for Pollinators!
Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley
Thanksgiving in the Desert

Who doesn't love pumpkin? Enjoy pumpkin empanadas and more at the Desert Museum this Thanksgiving! We will be hosting a delightful and bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet, featuring local flavors and influences. Members: You get a 10% discount! $47.95/person, $22.95/children 10 & under. Reservations required. Seatings at 11am/1pm/3pm. Interested? Call 520-883-3006 to reserve your spot. Special Thanksgiving admission rates apply for RSVP holders only. Gobble Gobble!
Photo: George Lepp
Animals: Strike a Pose!

Want to capture Sonoran Desert wildlife through a Canon camera lens? Join us next Saturday, November 12, for a free (with Museum admission) Canon workshop & presentation to learn how. Wildlife photographer, George Lepp, will give tips and tricks on how to frame your favorite critters in the right light. He will also demonstrate how to use a macro flash. Plus, you can borrow Canon equipment to try out on grounds! Need more info? Call 520-883-3024. Shutter Up!
Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley
Crazy About Coati Kids Club

Calling all kids! Do you crave adventure and the great outdoors? Join the Coati Kids Club! This group is a unique family membership with programs for children ages 6-12 and their favorite adults. Not only do children receive free admission for a year, they can attend 8 special events. Plus, members get t-shirts! Join us on November 19 for our last program of 2016, All About Owls, to see some of these birds up close. Join before the class and get 9 classes for the price of 8!  Curious about Coati Club

Photo: ASDM/Kat Rumbley
Flower Friday

Happy Flower Friday! The Yellow Cosmos plant (Cosmos sulphureus) truly does produce cosmic beauty. The genus name comes from the Greek word "kosmos" meaning beautiful (it's pretty obvious why!) This bright burst of yellow is native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. The flowers of all Cosmos attract various birds and butterflies, including the marvelous monarchs. When in bloom, you can find these beauties near our Butterfly Garden.  Dig Deeper! 

Art Institute Volunteer, Sherry Crim
Volunteer Viernes

Do you like spending time around art and nature? Consider volunteering with the Art Institute at the Desert Museum! Volunteers welcome guests to the Museum's gallery spaces, explain current art exhibits, and facilitate small crafts for those stopping by for a visit (especially children). Our current volunteers enjoy the relaxing (indoor) aspects that this position brings. Volunteering with the Art Institute is an ideal position for those who prefer to sit and for those interested in meeting new people from all over the world. Volunteer Today!

What's Going Down in the Desert? 
  • Community Mural Reveal Party (November 10)
  • Canon Nature Photography & Lecture (November 12) 
  • All About Owls: Coati Kids Club (November 19) 
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November 4, 2016