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Live Animal Presentations

Raptor Free Flight
Shows every day from October 21, 2017 - April 15, 2018
(Dates and times subject to weather-related change)

Come experience the thrill of free flying birds of prey at the Raptor Free Flight. Raptor Free Flight is a dynamic bird of prey flight demonstration that occurs in the open desert showcasing natural behaviors of native birds. Raptor Free Flight demonstrations will occur, as bird and weather conditions allow:
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. October 21 through February 28
10:00 a.m. only March 1 through April 15

More information.

Live & (sort of) On The Loose
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Due to a special event, Live and sort of) on the Loose will be cancelled from Sunday, April 29th - Monday, April 30th, 2018. Regular programming will resume on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

This live animal presentation is offered by the staff of the Herpetology department. These 45-60 minute programs take place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m. except during other special events. So, be sure to check the museum's daily event board to confirm that this exciting program will take place!

More information.

Fur, Feathers and Fangs
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Due to a special event, Fur, Feathers and Fangs will be cancelled from Thursday, April 26th - Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Regular programming will resume on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.

Listen and learn as Keepers share their expert knowledge and experiences in working with a variety of native Sonoran Desert animals. This program takes place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m. except during other special events. So, be sure to check the museum's daily event board to confirm that this exciting program will take place!

More information.

Keeper Encounters

Watch the Museum's professional keepers working with individual animals in training exercises, feedings or enrichment activities. Check the Plan Your Day board at the entrance patio for times and locations.

Docent Animal Demonstrations

Our highly-trained Docents also offer Live Animal Presentations throughout the day.

See below for a list of all Docent demonstrations, including Live Animal live animal interpretations.

Schedule for Thursday April 19th, 2018

Change date:
Interpretations may be cancelled due to weather constraints or docent availability
Live Animal - Live Animal Interpretation
7:30am Javelina
Desert Loop Trail
7:30am Bird Walk
Entrance Patio
8:00am Saguaro
Vista Ramada
8:00am Snake Live Animal
Reptiles & Invertebrates
8:00am Look for Docent
Hummingbird Aviary
9:00am Desert Discovery Tour
from Orientation Ramada
9:00am Saguaro
Vista Ramada
9:00am Tortoise / Turtle Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
9:00am Look for Docent
Agave Garden
10:00am Snake Live Animal
Gallery
10:00am Horns & Antlers
Big Horn Sheep
10:00am Saguaro
Vista Ramada
10:00am Arthropod Live Animal
Reptiles & Invertebrates
10:00am Raptor (H) Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
10:00am Mineral ID
Mine Dump
10:30am Desert Discovery Tour
from Orientation Ramada
11:00am Snake Live Animal
Reptiles & Invertebrates
11:00am Look for Docent
Hummingbird Aviary
11:00am Cactus Tour
from Cactus Garden
11:00am Saguaro
Vista Ramada
1:00pm Snake Live Animal
Reptiles & Invertebrates
1:00pm Small Diorama Mammal Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
1:00pm Skulls
Mountain Woodland
1:00pm Saguaro
Vista Ramada
1:00pm Minerals
Geology Ramada
1:00pm Desert Discovery Tour
from Orientation Ramada
2:00pm Large Diorama Mammal Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
2:00pm Saguaro
Vista Ramada
3:00pm Horns & Antlers
Big Horn Sheep
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