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, "UnWINEd your Mind," and more. $40/members, $45/non-members. VIP options are also available! Wine Not?!
Sights and Smells of Spain

If you love the Southwest, you know how special it is. But do you know where the fabulous food, astonishing architecture, and lovely language stems from? Spain - the land of tapas, olives, castles, and wine. Join the Desert Museum this September on a  journey through the sights, sounds, and smells of Spain. Still not convinced? Join us on Tuesday, March 5, at 3:00 p.m. for a free tapas tasting and trip preview!  RSVP Today!
Artwork by Chris Maynard

This is incredible! Chris Maynard carves feathers into intricate art. He combines his artistic sense and scientific knowledge into a new art form. The opening reception for his solo exhibition will be held at the Desert Museum on Saturday, March 23 , from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Chris is a Desert Museum Artist in Residence. Please stay tuned via our website for special opportunities to meet the artist and participate in workshops. The exhibit will be open from March 23 - July 7.  Admire the Art!
Photo: ASDM/Lynnae Wenker

How gorgeous is this bronze sculpture? Enter our Gala raffle for your chance to take this female desert tortoise home! Drawings will take place on Sunday, April 28, at the 26th Annual Desert Museum Gala. Each ticket offers one chance to win this beautiful art piece (valued at $2,400) by local artist, Mark Rossi. If your ticket is drawn and you aren't present, we will contact you by phone the following morning. Tickets are $25/each or $100 for five.  Try Your Luck!
Photo: ASDM/Sonya Norman
Flower Friday
Interested in making your backyard a pollinator pad and lush home for birds, insects, bats, small reptiles, and mammals? Join us on Saturday, March 16, to learn how! Stroll our gorgeous grounds to discover native plants that attract wildlife, munch on lunch, discuss best practices, and then travel to central Tucson to study rainwater harvesting sites. $20/members, $22/non-members. This is a great deal and the class has limited space so make sure to Sign Up Today!

Volunteer Viernes

We would like to congratulate our volunteers of the month for March: Patrick Stirling and Dan Weisz! Patrick is a Saturday and Monday Docent who goes above and beyond. He is always researching topics that contribute to interpretation on grounds. Dan is a Raptor Free Flight volunteer and narrator. He is well known for his wonderful presentation style.  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? 
  •  Spain Trip Preview & Tapas Tasting (March 5)  
  •  Packrat Program: The Science of GLOW (March 8 & 9)  
  •  Spring Plants & Wildflower Walks (March 13) 
  •  WineDown With Wildlife (March 23) 
Want more info on these awesome events? 
March 1, 2019