For the third consecutive year the Desert Museum has been included in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Award for the top Museums in the U.S. The award is generated by reader reviews and rankings. The Desert Museum was also named the Best Museum in the Arizona Daily Star's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and voted a favorite in the Best Art Gallery and Best Family Attraction categories.
Native birds of prey will dazzle with their precision aerial skills at Raptor Free Flight! This popular presentation features hawks, falcons, owls and ravens native to the Sonoran Desert region. You'll learn what distinguishes each species, such as the Harris's Hawk, the only raptor in the world that hunts as a family using strategy, like wolves. Presentations at 10am and 2pm.
Learn how to use native foods in a unique new way at the Food and Basketry Symposium workshops! Take a fresh look at traditional ingredients in the class "New Indigenous Cuisine." Explore the food's wellness properties in "Using Indigenous Foods for Health & Wellness." Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 12 & 13. Open to the public for the first time.
Designed and cast exclusively for the Desert Museum, these life-size sculptures render the delicate beauty of a hummingbird and an infant cottontail rabbit in solid bronze. Artist Mark Rossi perfects each piece by hand-tooling it after casting. Bring the magic of desert wildlife into your home or make a thoughtful gift for someone special. Available online only, limited quantity.