November 7, 2014 - In This Issue:
Upcoming Events
and Programs
January 17 & 18 - Mineral Madness
February 14 - Wild About Love: Valentine's Day at the Desert Museum
April 11 - Opening of Birds in Art
April 26 - The Desert Gala

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Enjoy Music in the Desert at Night! 

On November 15 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, take the opportunity to see the gardens and animals at night, when the animals are most active. You can also experience live musical performances under the stars by Domingo Degrazia and Beth Daunis, with special guest Juan Barreda. Their original compositions weave flamenco, pop, gypsy-folk, classical and Latin elements into a unique Southwestern sound. Plus members who attend the night's event will receive a special 20% Gift Shop discount for this one night only just in time for holiday shopping!   Learn more 

Become Part of This Conservation Project 
If you're interested in conservation, the Museum needs YOU to become a citizen scientist! Get involved and help scientists study pollination activity in Tucson by counting Barrel Cactus seeds. The data received will help identify Pollinator Hotspots - areas of particularly high pollinator density across the Sonoran Desert landscape. These plants are loaded with fruit right now, making it optimal seed counting time!  Learn More
Calling All Alumni  

The Desert Museum's very own kids club is turning 20! To celebrate, there's a party planned on November 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. All Coati Kids Club alumni are invited to visit old haunts and reminisce. Each alumni plus one guest will be admitted free but you must RSVP by November 17 to Robin Kropp at 520-883-3034 or If you were a member of the Coati Club, a Junior Docent or Earth Camp graduate, you're also invited to join in the fun by sharing your memories and what you're doing now at the Youth Program Alumni Stories survey.  

New Exhibit in Ironwood Art Gallery

Don't miss this personal and intimate view of plants and animals through the lens of Rhonda Spencer, a local professional photographer who has been published by the Desert Museum since 2006. This solo exhibition showcases a diverse collection of Arizona wildlife featuring portraits of animals, insects, birds, flowers and landscapes. View this Ironwood Gallery exhibition daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm through January 4. Learn more