WineDown With Wildlife: Saturday, March 18, 2023

All Tickets Sold Out

SOLD OUT Vino VIP ($105-$115): 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT General Admission ($45-$55): 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join the Desert Museum for our third 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 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 SOLD OUT
General Admission
General Admission Designated Driver
Vino VIP
Vino VIP Designated Driver
Price $45 members
$55 Non-members
$30 $105 members
$115 Non-members
Ten wine tastings × ×
Unlimited soda
Complimentary entrance to Stingray Touch
Early entry at 5:00 p.m.
Cuts & Slabs charcuterie cup
Complimentary bottle of Rancho Rossa wine
Trevor Mock bandana
Bruzzi Vineyard wine tasting voucher
Light up wine glass pin
Pack of Native Seed/SEARCH sunflower seed mix
All Tickets Sold Out


Sonoran Desert Animal Spotlight (6:30 p.m.) ($9/person): Join us for this fun and educational theater experience, and learn all about the animals you share this wonderful world with. You can add this special experience to your evening during your ticket purchase; simply select the Animal Spotlight checkbox before adding your tickets to the Shopping Cart.

If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still add Sonoran Desert Animal Spotlight by visiting the ticket window on arrival, subject to availability.


5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Barnaby and the Butcher (Live Music)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Flam Chen
6:30 p.m.
Sonoran Desert Animal Spotlight (Live Animal Show: 30-45 minutes, separate admission)
7:00 p.m.
Animal Enrichment — Ocelot (Cat Canyon)
8:00 p.m.
Animal Enrichment — Wolves (Mountain Woodland)
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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?

Arizona Hops and Vines - Great Wine & Good Times Bawker Bawker Cider House Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery Lightning Ridge Cellars Page Springs Cellars Rancho Rossa Vineyard Sand Reckoner Vineyards The Meading Room

Yummy Eats

Beyond Bread Bakery & Café Ciao Down Curry Pot - Sri Lankan Fusion Popped Artisan Popcorn


Bruzzi Vineyard Rancho Rossa Vineyard Renewal by Andersen - Full-service Window & Door Replacement Sand Reckoner Vineyards


Cuts and Slabs Charcuterie Native Seeds S.E.A.R.C.H. Tanline Printing Trevor Mock/Sonoran Witch Boy
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