December 4, 2015: In This Issue
December 19 & 20 - Vulture Culture Exhibit Opens
January 16 - Desert Yoga
& Wellness
January 16 - Kid's New Year's Hike
January 16 & 17 - Mineral Madness
February 5 - Sandhill Cranes, Raptors & Waterfowl
February 6 - Mountains, Mines & Minerals
February 11 - Heirloom Fruit Tree Workshop
February 27 - Mammoths of the San Pedro Valley
March 11 - 19 - The Best of Baja Tour: Whale Watching & Natural History
March 12 - Fairy Gardening
Vulture Culture Opens Dec. 19
Robert Henderlong Photo
The Desert Museum will "carrion" for the opening of the Vulture Culture exhibit the weekend of Dec. 19 & 20! Activities (from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) include face-painting and removable tattoos for the kids and cake for all (while it lasts). This entertaining exhibit humorously displays intriguing facts about this oft-misunderstood bird.
Kitten Kountdown Continues
Karen Ramage McCrorey photo
Now halfway through the "Kountdown," guests and staff are carefully watching the female ocelot...and waiting expectantly! She's comfortably settled in her habitat and her ongoing explorations make for great photo opportunities. This is a great time to admire her beauty and get a few pictures of your own. Visit our Facebook page for updates during the Kountdown.
January Nature Walk
This special slow-paced hike for kids gives them a chance to see things they may miss when hiking with faster-moving adults. Walking in King Canyon, kids will discover how to watch for signs of animals and ancient peoples.  Break time is truly unusual--kids enjoy a tea party right in the wash! Parents are welcome to join or stay on-site for the Desert Yoga class.
An Unforgettable Event Setting
Jay Pierstorff photo
An iconic Tucson favorite, the Desert Museum's lush grounds and tranquil setting form a picturesque backdrop for exceptional company events. Several meeting rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of stately saguaro cactus and the Tucson Mountains. Full banquet service features regional cuisine. For a truly memorable meeting, desert animals from our collection can visit guests.