Health & Safety Update
Week of May 25 — We (and the animals, plants, and minerals) miss you! As the state moves toward reopening, we are actively planning to do the same. We’re preparing our grounds, admissions and sanitation processes, and more so that we can welcome you back as soon as possible. Our operations will be different at first but we promise to do all we can to minimize your risk while maximizing your enjoyment of the Desert Museum! For reopening updates, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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The Desert Museum is a fusion experience:
zoo, botanical garden, art gallery & classes, natural history museum, and aquarium

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Happening Now

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Saving Species

Since the Desert Museum opened its doors, it has worked to protect the natural systems of the Sonoran Desert Region. Learn more about our efforts.

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About the Desert Museum

Our Mission

We inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.