Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Calendar 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/ Calendar of Events for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden en-us Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:00 MST Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:03:12 MST PHP/MySQL webmaster@desertmuseum.org Packrat Program: The Science of Weather - Friday, January 3, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14202 Why does it rain and what is lightning? Come explore the science of weather with crazy demos (rain inside?!) and make your own art to take home. Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public. Fri, 03 Jan 2020 09:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14202 Coati Kids Club Member's Meeting - Saturday, January 18, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14305 Coati Kids Club member families are invited to a King Canyon Hike and to stay and enjoy Mineral Madness events afterwards. Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:30:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14305 Mineral Madness - Saturday, January 18, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14212 Did you know that zinc and copper are important for healthy eyes? And that glasses are made from the mineral quartz? Maintain your 2020 vision with a dose of minerals at Mineral Madness. Shop for your own mineral and fossil treasures at rock-bottom prices and enjoy fun hands-on activities for families all around the museum! Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14212 Mineral Madness - Sunday, January 19, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14213 Did you know that zinc and copper are important for healthy eyes? And that glasses are made from the mineral quartz? Maintain your 2020 vision with a dose of minerals at Mineral Madness. Shop for your own mineral and fossil treasures at rock-bottom prices and enjoy fun hands-on activities for families all around the museum! Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14213 Morning at the Museum - Saturday, January 25, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14204 Join us for our second annual coffee and tea event, Morning at the Museum. Sip delicious tastings from local coffee roasters and tea houses, sample sweet snacks, jam to live music, and more. You can also practice your downward dog in the desert, enjoy coffee presentations, and sip on the best morning cocktails! Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14204 Sandhill Cranes, Raptors, and Waterfowl - Friday, January 31, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14214 Join us as we explore the Willcox area known to be one of the region's birding hot spots! See hundreds (and possibly thousands!) of Sandhill Cranes who migrate from as far as Alaska to these agricultural fields every season. This incredible habitat is also home to over twelve species of raptor and many waterfowl, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! Fri, 31 Jan 2020 07:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14214 Packrat Program: Furry Flying Friends: BATS! - Friday, February 7, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14260 Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a bat!? Discover where these magnificent mammals make their homes, how they fly, what they eat for dinner, the bright colors of their fur (not all are black!), and more! The program will include a variety of batty activities, an encounter with a live desert animal, and a mini take-home coloring book all about bats! Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14260 Buffelgrass Pull - Saturday, February 8, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14296 Join us for Save Our Saguaros Month and help save our saguaros by participating in this buffelgrass pull! Meet the Desert Museum at San Xavier Mission. We will then drive a short distance to the dig. Afterward, we will celebrate and learn more about this invasive grass with food, drink, and music! Sat, 08 Feb 2020 07:30:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14296 Explore the Pinacate Biosphere - February 9 - 12, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14178 Explore the Pinacate Biosphere, a Unesco World Heritage site with geologist Bob Scarborough and cultural historian Jesús Garcia. Explore a volcanic landscape, tide pools, visit the Sonoran Tohono O'odham village of Quitovac (an oasis along the ancient salt pilgrimage trail to the sea), and more on this inspiring 4 day trip! Sun, 09 Feb 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14178 Sip for Saguaros! - Sunday, February 9, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14298 Do you love beer? And conservation? Help us celebrate the re-release of Naughty Lobo, an imperial blood orange sour, created by local brewery 1912 Brewing Company. Our partnership aims to raise awareness about the invasive species, buffelgrass. Join us on Sunday, February 9, at 1912 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. to sip for saguaros! Sun, 09 Feb 2020 15:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14298 Mountains, Mines, and Minerals - Friday, February 14, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14215 Looking for something *gneiss* to do? Join us as we explore an old mining site in the Santa Rita Mountains and learn about the life of prospectors and miners over 100 years ago! This class will also teach you all about mineral properties and identification while searching for and collecting Arizona minerals. This trip is sure to *rock*! Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14215 Mammoths of San Pedro Valley - Saturday, February 15, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14216 Did you know that over 10,000 years ago mammoths roamed what is now present day southern Arizona? Join us as we go into the field and look into the past to learn all about these Pleistocene megafauna, visit a mammoth kill site, and learn all about the Clovis people who hunted these massive mammals. Sat, 15 Feb 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14216 Heirloom Fruit Tree Workshop - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14300 Jesús García, founder of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project will teach techniques for propagation, pruning, grafting, and care of fruit trees. The class begins with a talk on the historical significance of heirloom trees in the Sonoran Desert, then moves to the hands-on aspect of maintenance, and ends with an afternoon tour to the Mission Garden. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14300 Sonoran Desert in a Day: a Rodeo Break Camp - Friday, February 21, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14259 Do you love the desert? Join us for a special Rodeo Break day camp as we wrangle together all the best kid activities the museum has to offer. Meet live animals, touch stingrays, explore secret passages in the cave, play in the Packrat Playhouse, make cool crafts, and more! Grades 3-5. Prices start at $45. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:30:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14259 Coati Kids Club Member's Meeting - Saturday, February 29, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14306 Coati Kids Club member families are invited to a tour of the Tucson Wildlife Center at the end of Speedway! Interested in becoming a member? The Coati Kids Club is a unique family membership with programs for children ages 6-12 and their favorite adults. Join us today! Sat, 29 Feb 2020 11:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14306 Packrat Program: The Science of Sssnakes - Friday, March 6, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14302 Snakes are amazing! They slither, climb, and see in the dark. During this STEM-focused program, kids will use special technology to “see like a snake” during a scavenger hunt and meet a live animal! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14302 Buffelgrass Pull - Saturday, March 7, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14297 Join us for Save Our Saguaros Month and help save our saguaros by participating in this buffelgrass pull! Meet the Desert Museum at Catalina State Park. Get into this beautiful park for free when you participate! Enjoy early springtime wildflowers as we hike about a mile and a half up the 50 Year Trail! Sat, 07 Mar 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14297 Spring Plants and Wildflower Walk - Saturday, March 21, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14218 Have you always wanted to learn how to identify Sonoran Desert plants? Join our Botany staff for a walk in a sandy wash and up a canyon near the Museum as we identify dozens of local canyon shrubs, forbes and, if we have good rains, wildflowers! Sat, 21 Mar 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14218 WineDown with Wildlife - Saturday, March 21, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14301 Join the Desert Museum for our second annual wine festival, WineDown with Wildlife, to help support the amazing wildlife in our care and celebrate World Wildlife Day! Sip on the best local and regional wines in the Southwest, sample sweet and savory snacks, enjoy local munchies, stargaze, jam to live music with Little Cloud, and visit with our engaging animals. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 18:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14301 Cholla Bud Harvest - Saturday, April 11, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14220 Yum! Participate in the centuries-old Sonoran Desert springtime ritual of harvesting and preparing cholla buds. Learn all about the natural history of cholla and prickly pear, along with the health benefits of desert foods in general! We will finish up with a yummy lunch that will include different native foods. Sat, 11 Apr 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14220 Birding the Chiricahuas - May 7 - 9, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14249 The Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona are world-famous for their biological diversity! Join us as we explore this incredible habitat from pine forest to riparian groves, oak woodlands, and desert scrub, each with its own collection of birds. We expect to see Blue-throated Mountain-gem, Elegant Trogon, Greater Pewee, Painted Redstart, nocturnal birds, and more! Thu, 07 May 2020 00:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14249 Sonoran Desert Spa Day - Saturday, May 16, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14224 Treat your Mother or yourself to a relaxing morning at the Desert Museum! Begin the morning by taking an easy stroll outdoors and learn all about the curative, aromatic and nutritive properties of the desert plants that we come across. Create your own serum for a botanical paper face mask and enjoy a relaxation session. Sat, 16 May 2020 09:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14224 Coati Kids Club Member's Meeting - Saturday, June 6, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14309 The ocean may seem far away, but the Sonoran Desert wouldn’t be the same without it. Explore the rich animal life of the Gulf of California and how its waters impact the surrounding desert. Meet and feed our stingrays, then stay for more ocean connections as we honor the ocean at our annual World Oceans Night! Sat, 06 Jun 2020 16:30:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14309 Saguaro Fruit Harvest - Friday, June 19, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14225 High summer is the beginning of the O'odham calendar, as this is the time to harvest saguaro fruit. Spend the morning gathering fruit in the traditional O'odham manner, and then sample the fruit and sweet syrup. Includes lunch. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14225 Saguaro Fruit Harvest - Saturday, June 20, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14299 High summer is the beginning of the O'odham calendar, as this is the time to harvest saguaro fruit. Spend the morning gathering fruit in the traditional O'odham manner, and then sample the fruit and sweet syrup. Includes lunch. Sat, 20 Jun 2020 07:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14299 Prickly Pear Harvest - Sunday, August 16, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14227 August is the season that the beautiful red fruit of the prickly pear cactus ripens. Learn how to collect, process fruit and nopalitos from the pads of this ubiquitous plant. Includes lunch. Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14227 Prickly Pear Harvest - Saturday, August 22, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14228 August is the season that the beautiful red fruit of the prickly pear cactus ripens. Learn how to collect and process fruit and nopalitos from the pads of this ubiquitous plant. Includes lunch. Sat, 22 Aug 2020 08:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14228 Coati Kids Club Member's Meeting - September 12 - 13, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14310 Calling all Coati Kids! Florida Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, with its stream, riparian trees, and mountain slopes, is a hidden treasure of plant and animal life. Join us for a stay at the bunkhouse of the historic Santa Rita Experimental Range as we look for a diversity of creatures throughout the day and into the evening, plus enjoy campfire songs, yummy food, and more! Sat, 12 Sep 2020 15:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14310 California Missions & Wine - September 14 - 20, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14252 Join the Desert Museum on a journey of the California coastline and oak-studded inland hill country as we spend the week visiting six of the missions established along Alta California's Camino Real. Sample local wines and olive olives as we learn about the legacy of the Franciscan Friars which is ingrained in the place names, vineyards and architecture of the Golden State. Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14252 Coati Kids Club Member's Meeting - Saturday, October 10, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14312 Hooves. How do they work and who has them?! Javelinas, bighorn sheep, Sonoran Pronghorn, white-tailed and mule deer too! 'Hoof' it over to this event and get to know the who’s who on hooves in the Sonoran Desert region. Sat, 10 Oct 2020 09:30:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14312 Coati Kids Club Member's Meeting - Saturday, November 7, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14313 Raptor Free Flight season has started again and has us thinking about flight. And not just birds! Fly on in to compare how and why the different winged wonders of our desert fly. Sat, 07 Nov 2020 09:30:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14313 Annual Members' Meeting - Saturday, November 7, 2020 http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14319 Join us for our Annual Member’s Meeting: 2020 edition! The Zoom meeting will feature updates from our Executive Director, Craig Ivanyi, as well as updates from members of the Desert Museum board. Sat, 07 Nov 2020 10:30:00 MST http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view_list.php?event_id=14319