October 24, 2014 - In This Issue:
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SAY BOO! OR YOU'LL MISS IT
New Barn Owls Have Names!

Celebrate Halloween at Creature Features at the Boo!seum this Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  You'll meet the two newest "owl ambassadors" whose names were selected by you. Pugsley and Wednesday will be part of the festivities so you won't want to miss this unique animal-featured Halloween event. Kids 12 and under get in free if they come in a Sonoran Desert plant, animal or mineral costume!   

WINTER VEGGIES BLOSSOM
Gardens Attract Insect Pollinators and Birds
Check out the Museum's new winter garden for ideas on what to plant and harvest this winter. The garden is located in the People & Pollinators Garden and the three featured plants - fava beans, Mexican chard, and cilantro - are dependent upon local insect pollinators for propagation. And their presence in gardens is a boon to seed-eating birds and mammals too!
STARS SHINE AT DESERT NIGHT LIFE
Experience the Desert at Night 

Back by popular demand is Desert Night Life on Saturday, November 15th when the Museum is open from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. This is a great chance for those who aren't in Tucson during the summer to visit the Museum at night! Have dinner at the Ocotillo Caf´┐Ż, enjoy the stunning sunset, and roam the grounds as the stars come out. Then gaze at the night skies through telescopes, enjoy  animal presentations, live musical performances and family art activities.  

BEST OF TUCSON AWARDS
Museum Wins Three Awards!
The Desert Museum recently received three Best of Tucson awards by Tucson Weekly readers. Thanks to everyone for the great reviews and voting for the Museum! Awards were: Best Place to Take Friends Visiting Town, Best Fun for the Whole Family and Best Art Classes. Take one of the best art classes in town -- check out the Fall Art Institute class catalogue.