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Mighty Sky Night and Beth Nielsen Chapman Concert
Saturday, November 16th 2013

Experience the Museum at night during the Fall! On Mighty Sky Night the museum will stay open until 10:00 p.m. with special astronomy and nocturnal animal programs for the entire family.

The date of the event coincides with the Leonids meteor shower and the Beth Neilsen Chapman concert, the second in the Museum's Oasis Project concert series. Chapman, who has penned hits for country music stars Faith Hill and Martina McBride, recently released a new CD, The Mighty Sky, a collection of songs about astronomy.

Mighty Sky Night activities will include three concerts, a matinee for families at 3:00 p.m. as well as concerts at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The performances will include hit songs written by Chapman and made famous by Faith Hill and Martina McBride. Chapman's The Mighty Sky CD has won several children's music awards and is recognized for its artistic originality appealing to all ages. Find ticket information and purchase tickets here.

The Ironwood Terraces Restaurant and Ocotillo Café will be open. Reservations for the Ocotillo Café are recommended. Call: 520-883-5705.

To attend Mighty Sky Night, Museum members will be admitted for a reduced fee of $7.00 and $3.00 for ages 4-12. For non-members, regular admission rates will apply.

Activities Include:

3:00, 5:30, and 8:00 p.m. Beth Nielsen Chapman concerts
The Singer/songwriter will perform hits that she penned and were made famous by Faith Hill and Martina McBride, as well as music from her new album, "The Mighty Sky."
Warden Oasis Theater
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Story Time with Museum Press books
Enjoy a reading of one of the Museum's children's books. A schedule of the books and ages for which they are appropriate will be available that evening.
Amphitheater
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Art activities
View the new exhibit: In search of Sheridan Oman: the Art of a Desert Recluse and do a fun art activity.
Ironwood Gallery
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sky-related art activities & Special Lighting Displays
Participate in an astronomy-related art project.
Desert Garden
5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Holiday Shopping
Pick up the perfect gift at one of the Museum's gift shops! Members will receive a special 20% discount on this night only!
Gift Shops
5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Docent Stations on grounds
Docents will be all around grounds with animals and other interpretive stations.
All over grounds
PSI logo
6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Astronomy Telescopes & activities - Dark Skies
Celebrate the Leonids Meteor Shower! Gaze into the night skies and learn about the stars with telescopes and fun astronomy activities.
Cat Canyon
6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Creatures of the Night
Learn about nocturnal animals in this fun, family-friendly presentation!
Baldwin Education Building Green Room

Beth Nielsen Chapman headshot overlaid with the album cover for 'The Mighty Sky' - text: Save the Date for November 16th! Mighty Sky Night at the Desert Museum featuring singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman. Desert Museum members-only pre-sale began August 28th. Tickets available to the general public on September 16th. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.