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Discover the joy of the desert and the joy of learning alongside our expert Desert Museum educators and scientists. Each week is different- check back often for upcoming programs and make sure to register!

Free Programs

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Animal Yoga: Sonoran Desert Friends

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 2:23 am
Duration: 30 minutes

Yoga & Natural History! Stretch like a Snake. Ponder like a Puma. Relax like a Raptor. Join Amy as she guides you through a slightly silly animal yoga session. We will stretch, breathe, meditate, relax and most likely giggle a bit. Information about desert plants and animals will be interspersed throughout the program. Bring your favorite stuffed animal which will help guide our practice for the day!

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Leapin' Lizards

Tuesday, October 6, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 2:23 am
Duration: 30 minutes

Lizards are on the move! Discover the secrets of these skittering reptiles and get to know some of the common kinds you can find in a Sonoran Desert neighborhood.

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Creatures of the Night

Tuesday, October 13, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 2:23 am
Duration: 30 minutes

The desert is the place to be for lively night-life! From toads to kangaroo rats, meet the creatures that wake up once the sun has set. Learn about awesome adaptations these creatures have for nocturnal living.

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Musical Javelina Storytime

Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 pm MSTThe current time in the MST timezone is 2:23 am
Duration: 30 minutes

Jave ya herd? Javelinas are awesome! During this interactive story time we’ll learn about these (non-piggy) animals and bop to a javelina-themed tune!

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Cartoon javelina family reading a book together

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Our commitment to education and to our community is unwavering. We invite you and your families to stay connected with us from anywhere in the world! With your help, the Desert Museum will continue to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world. Please consider making a donation of any size to help sustain our educational efforts during this unprecedented time.
With deep gratitude,
Catherine Bartlett, Education Program Manager

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Teachers, homeschoolers, and other youth leaders that want an exclusive program please check out our Virtual Programs for Youth and School Groups.

Want something else? Please reach out to work together!
Email Catherine Bartlett cbartlett@desertmuseum.org

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The Amazing Sonoran Desert: print out and color a mini graphic novel about the diversity of life in the Sonoran Desert.

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