Upcoming Events

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Sunday, December 31, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ring in the ‘Noon Year!’ with all of your favorite animal friends! Ditch the midnight ball drop and watch our giant monarch butterfly float into 2024 with the Desert Museum at noon!

Littles can dance the day away with their favorite live DJ, get their face painted, create with Legos, or watch a live improv show by Pretendy Time. There will be arts and crafts stations and fun, educational activities, too! Plus, the Pima County Library will be joining us and giving out free books!

Celebrate the new year without missing bedtime?! It's the ultimate New Year's Eve party for your littles! Event is free with Museum admission.

January 13 - 14, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Save the date for the 31st anniversary of Rockin' Minerals! Dig into the rockin’ world of minerals with fun hands-on activities for families. Shop for your own mineral and fossil treasures at rock-bottom prices! We have thousands of mineral specimens for sale for the novice to the serious collector.

Thursday, February 22, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Connect with nature at the Desert Museum! Campers will explore human relationships with the Sonoran Desert through science, crafts, play, and live animal encounters. Campers will leave with an understanding of their role in the desert and ways to explore nature in their own lives.

March 11 - 14, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us on a camping adventure! This 4-day camp includes daytime exploration at the Museum along with a 2-night overnight experience. Throughout the week, campers will spend time outdoors learning about the amazing biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert. We’ll visit local nature areas, explore native plants and animals, and end the week with a hands-on service project! *All camping gear will be provided.