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COOL SUMMER NIGHTS ARE HERE!
Experience the Desert at Night Saturdays through Labor Day Weekend

Cool Summer Nights are back and better than ever! Tomorrow, celebrate the wonder of water with World Oceans Evening. Watch sustainable seafood cooking demonstrations by Seafood Watch partners Fini's Landing and Starr Pass Primo.  Enjoy fun family activities and presentations on the world's oceans and the Gulf of California. June 14, explore the intersection between fashion and conservation with Conservation Chic and Comedy.  Buffalo Exchange presents a vintage fashion show (with some very special animal models) and Tucson Improv Movement tickles your funny bone with a desert-themed comedy performance.

BAT BRIDGES RETURN
Museum Docents Interpret Thursdays through August

Summer in Tucson means bat migration and nesting. Experience these flying mammals to the max with interpretations by Desert Museum docents every Thursday night through August. Docents are stationed at the two Tucson bat bridges: River/Campbell &  Pantano River Park (located at Pantano & 22nd). This is a fantastic opportunity for the entire family to enjoy beautiful sunsets and appreciate the fantastic event of bats emerging from their roost.  Docents will have bat detectors and hands-on materials and will be available to answer your questions. Recommended arrival time is 40 minutes before dusk. Learn more 

HELLO, MY NAME IS DOT
Otter Takes Twitter by Storm

The Museum's live tweeting river otter already had a Twitter handle, and now she has a name too. Say hello to Dot, whose name was entered into the naming contest by Deanna Szczech. The otter has been delighting visitors at the Museum for a year and now has quite the following on Twitter as well. You might even call them Dot-a-holics! Through her tweets and photos, Dot shares the day-to-day life of an otter, as well as fun facts about river otters, the Museum, and her animal neighbors. Follow Dot!

NEWS FROM THE ART INSTITUTE
Gallery Renovations and New Exhibits for Summer

Don't miss your last chance to see Deep Blue, a Solo Exhibition by Silvia Gomez Jimenez before it closes on June 14. This exhibition presents underwater photographs that create a vivid journey into the depths of the sea. From June 15 to July 18, the Ironwood Gallery will be closed for renovations, and will reopen on July 19 with The Scratchboard Art of John Agnew. While the main gallery is closed, make sure to visit Selections from the Sheridan Oman Collection, on display in the Baldwin Building Gallery. Learn more