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Parties & Private Events

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Photos by: Jay Pierstorff (L), Kelsey Bigelow (R)

Host your next special celebration in one of the Desert Museum’s versatile event venues, perfect for reunions, bar & bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, graduation & retirement parties, baby showers, memorial services, and other social gatherings.

A variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces are available for daytime and evening events, and optional live animal visitors, such as a ringtail, Harris’ hawk, or chuckwalla lizard, are sure to delight! The planning process is made easier with on-site catering and attentive service by the professional event staff, ensuring a fun and fabulous experience for you and your guests.

Photo of the Desert Garden
Photo by: Jay Pierstorff
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“Thank you to the entire team at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for the excellent service you provided for our recent meeting. The venue was amazing and everyone on the staff went to great lengths to provide an exceptional experience.”
-Nina L.