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Dining at the Desert Museum

Mother's Day Brunch
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Sunday, May 13, 2018.
Enjoy a special á la carte menu at the Ocotillo Café.
Priced from $25-$29 for adults and $10-$15 for children.
Entrées will include choice of salad or soup, one entreée selection, and one dessert selection.
Beverage and gratuity not included. Children 3 and under free and adult entrée purchase. Member discount will apply with membership card.
Mothers receive a complimentary rose and Mimosa!
Make your reservations today by calling 520-883-1380 ext. 7212, or via email at
Admission rates for RSVP holders only: Non-member ages 13+: $13.50 per person & ages 3-12: $7 per child.
Desert Museum members & children under age 3: Free — Become a Member today!
Tables prepared for an event on the Ironwood Terraces
Ironwood Terraces

Ironwood Terraces

A casual multi-station food court, offering a complete menu including children's items, open every day.

Jan 1st - Apr 30thGrill: 11:00am to 4:00pm daily
Agave: 11:00am to 3:00pm daily
May 1st - Sept 30th11:00am to 3:00pm Sun-Fri
Grill Only
11:00am to 9:00pm Sat
Tables prepared for dining in the Ocotillo Café
Ocotillo Café

Ocotillo Café

Offering relaxed and casual dining, open seasonally for lunch in winter and spring, and for dinner on Cool Summer Nights. We focus on locally sourced ingredients to create regional southwest cuisine. Reservations not required, but suggested for parties of 8 or more. Please call 520.883.1380, Ext 7212 to make your reservation.

Ocotillo Café Menus

Jan 1st - Apr 30thLunch: 11:00am to 2:30pm daily
May 1st - Sept 30thLunch: 11:00am to 3:00pm Sat
Dinner: 5:00pm to 9:00pm Sat

Phoebe's Coffee Bar

Offering hot and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches, ice cream and other snacks.

Jan 1st - Feb 28th8:30am to 5:00pm daily
Mar 1st - Sept 30th7:30am to 5:00pm Sun-Fri
7:30am to 10:00pm Sat

The Cottonwood

Snack shop offering hot and cold drinks and ice cream.

Jan 1st - Apr 30th11:00am to 3:30pm Wed-Sun
May 1st - Sept 30th11:00am to 9:00pm Sat


There is a small public picnic area just outside the Museum's entrance. Outside food is not allowed on Museum grounds, except to accommodate food allergies/intolerances or religious restrictions.