Cool Summer Nights kicks off tomorrow with World Oceans Night - a global event honoring and celebrating the world's oceans, their products and marine life. Enjoy sustainable seafood samples from Fini's Landing and Starr Pass Primo restaurants. Hear experts address the biodiversity and conservation challenges of the Sea of Cortez. Great ocean-themed fun for the kids includes a touch tank in the Warden Aquarium.
Butterflies dance across thoughtfully designed and carefully constructed quilts at the Ironwood Gallery's Butterfly Whirl exhibit. Immerse yourself in the beauty created by 26 innovative American studio artists from around the country. This exhibit will be here for only a month, so be sure you see it! Learn more
SAGUARO FRUIT HARVEST
A Time-Honored Tradition
Photo courtesy Tom Wiewandt
The saguaros have bloomed and their fruit is ripening now. In this class you'll use traditional Tohono O'odham methods to harvest the tasty fruit, boil it into a sweet syrup, and return home with the delicious result of your labors. Learn about native people's important food sources and how saguaros provide sustenance and shelter to desert dwellers.
The monsoons will soon be upon us and just around the corner is fall gardening season -- and the Desert Museum's Annual Plant Sale! Transform your landscape with advice from Museum staff, and choose from hundreds of plant species specially grown for this extraordinary sale. Start planning your fall garden and mark your calendar for the last weekend in September. Learn more