Dining at the Desert Museum

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.

Sept 28th - Apr 30thGrill: 11:00am to 4:00pm daily
Agave: 11:00am to 3:00pm daily
May 1st - Aug 31st11:00am to 3:00pm Sun-Fri
Grill Only
11:00am to 4:00pm &
5:00pm to 9:00pm Sat
Sept 1st - Sept 27th11:00am to 3:00pm daily
Grill Only
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 - Dinner (May-Aug)

May 18th - Aug 31stDinner: 5:00pm to 9:00pm Sat
Sept 28th - Oct 31stLunch: 11:00am to 3:00pm Sat
Nov 1st - Apr 26thLunch: 11:00am to 3:00pm daily

Phoebe's Coffee Bar

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

Oct 1st - Feb 28th8:30am to 5:00pm daily
Mar 1st - Aug 31st7:30am to 5:00pm Sun-Fri
7:30am to 10:00pm Sat
Sept 1st - Sept 30th7:30am to 5:00pm daily

The Cottonwood

Snack shop offering hot and cold drinks and ice cream.

Nov 1st - Apr 30th11:00am to 3:30pm daily
May 1st - Aug 31st10:30am to 2:30pm Sun
10:30am to 9:00pm Sat
Sept 1st - Oct 31st11:00am to 3:30pm Sat & Sun


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.