Evening Exhibit Closing
Some exhibits close before 10 p.m. so the animals can sleep. The Walk-in Aviary, Hummingbird Aviary, Parrot Exhibit, Desert Loop Trail (coyote, javelina), Cactus Garden, Agave Garden, Bee Exhibit, People & Pollinators, and the Labyrinth Garden close at the following seasonal times:
- Jun 4 — Aug 6: 7:00 p.m.
- Aug 13 — Aug 27: 6:30 p.m.
The Gallery will close at 9:00 p.m.
Photos above by Rhonda Spencer and Josh Schachter
Cool Summer Nights
Summer Saturday Evenings ONLY - June, July & August
Special Programming (usually begins at 6:00 p.m.)
A nighttime visit at the Desert Museum is completely different from a daytime visit. You'll experience the Sonoran Desert in an entirely new way! Animals are more active, scorpions glow under black lights and nighttime pollinators abound! Each Summer Saturday Evening is unique with its own theme and a variety of special nighttime activities.
Ongoing Nightly Events on Cool Summer Nights
Look for Museum Docents and Jr. Docents interpreting live animals, celestial desert skies, fluorescent minerals, animal eye shine, Sonoran Desert insects, night sounds, bats, kissing bugs, scorpions, and/or rattlesnakes.
Check the Plan Your Visit board at the Entrance Patio for times and locations!