WineDown With Wildlife: Saturday, March 23, 2024
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT VIP with early entry at 5:00 p.m. ($75-$115)
SOLD OUT General Admission ($35-$55)

Join the Desert Museum for our fourth annual wine festival, WineDown with Wildlife, to help support the amazing wildlife in our care and celebrate World Wildlife Day. Sip on the best local and regional wines and beers in the Southwest, enjoy local munchies, catch the desert’s magical sunset, stargaze, jam to live music, and visit with our engaging animals.

Food will be available for purchase from Ironwood Terraces and Phoebe’s Coffee Bar, as well as from local food trucks. While we do have water available for purchase, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle. We have water fountains all over grounds for your convenience.

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While being in the middle of the desert is awesome, cell phone service is not. It can be difficult to reach a rideshare service so we highly suggest that you have a designated driver or make other pick up arrangements.

What's Included General Admission General Admission Designated Driver VIP VIP Designated Driver
Price $45 members
$55 Non-members
$35 $105 members
$115 Non-members
Ten wine tastings × ×
Unlimited soda
Complimentary entrance to Stingray Touch
Early entry at 5:00 p.m.
Bento Box with Eating Utensils
Complimentary bottle of wine from A. Toraño Wines
Air Plant
Tote Bag
Additional Exclusive VIP Swag


5:00 p.m.
Early Entry for VIP ticket holders
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Flam Chen
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Live Music by Back that Jazz Up
6:30 p.m.
Bobcat Enrichment at Cat Canyon
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Live Animal Program in the Warden Oasis Theater — open to all attendees
7:30 p.m.
Ocelot Enrichment at Cat Canyon
A bunch of grapes


Event may sell out. Day of tickets will increase by $10. Age 21+ event, ID required. No exceptions. Valid ID must be presented on entry to the event. Strollers are strictly prohibited. No refunds will be issued for purchased tickets. Event is rain or shine.

Your ticket purchase supports the Desert Museum’s mission!

What's Pouring?

A. Toraño Wines Arizona Hops and Vines - Great Wine & Good Times Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery Lightning Ridge Cellars Page Springs Cellars Sand Reckoner Vineyards Sonoita Vineyards Twisted Union Wine Company

What's Brewing?

Barrio Brewing Co. Cider Corps Corbett Brewing Company Ray Ray's Sonoran Spirit Tea The Meading Room

Food Trucks

Duke's Delicious Pizza Hungry Kepuha Malta Joe's Pastizzi

Yummy Eats and Drinks

Beyond Bread Bakery & Café Parch Peace Love & Smoked Cheese Popped Artisan Popcorn


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