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Members' Calendar of Events

Plan now to attend one or all of the upcoming Members' events!

March 2019
1st (Fri) Packrat Program: Music and You!

Sing, dance, and get silly during music time! Learn about our desert creatures and make your own instrument to take home. A live animal will inspire the tunes! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

5th (Tue) Spain Trip Preview and Tapas Tasting

Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine
Tracing the Cultural and Agricultural Roots of the American Southwest
Join us for a talk, Spanish tapas and a trip preview. The early occupants of the Iberian Peninsula - Arabs, Jews, Visigoths and Romans all contributed to the culture that we today label as “Spanish”. We will explore these influences in language, religion, architecture and crafts, and discuss how they traversed the Atlantic and become rooted in the Southwest. In particular, examine agricultural practices and the Father Kino’s fruit tree legacy. The speakers will be leading a trip to Spain this September 9th – 22nd, 2019 during the grape harvest season. RSVP at 883-3030.

https://www.desertmuseum.org/center/edu/spain_2019.php

8th (Fri) Packrat Program: The Science of GLOW

Scorpions, minerals, and some bugs ‘glow’ in the dark! Come learn how and why this occurs in nature. Make a glow-in-the-dark art piece, meet an animal, and go home with (or wear!) a glow bracelet. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

9th (Sat) Packrat Program: The Science of GLOW

Scorpions, minerals, and some bugs ‘glow’ in the dark! Come learn how and why this occurs in nature. Make a glow-in-the-dark art piece, meet an animal, and go home with (or wear!) a glow bracelet. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

15th (Fri) Packrat Program: Story time featuring

The saguaro cactus is an icon of the Sonoran Desert and relied upon for food and housing by many desert animals. It’s blooming, pollinating, and fruiting periods define summer in the desert. During story time kids will learn all about this amazing plant! Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

16th (Sat) Packrat Program: Story time featuring

The saguaro cactus is an icon of the Sonoran Desert and relied upon for food and housing by many desert animals. It’s blooming, pollinating, and fruiting periods define summer in the desert. During story time kids will learn all about this amazing plant! Additionally, everyone will meet an animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

22nd (Fri) Packrat Program: Animals and Art

Learn about tarantulas and their homes through arts and crafts! Let a live animal inspire your artistic side and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

23rd (Sat) Packrat Program: Animals and Art

Learn about tarantulas and their homes through arts and crafts! Let a live animal inspire your artistic side and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

WineDown With Wildlife

Join the Desert Museum for our first 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, sample sweet and savory snacks, stargaze with Adam Block, enjoy live music, visit with our engaging animals, capture your clever side with Hello Gorgeous Photo Booth, and more.


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29th (Fri) Packrat Program: Animal Yoga

Animals can bend, stretch, jump, and move! Come bring out the animal in you. In this movement- focused class we’ll learn about animals as we mimic their yoga poses. We’ll also meet a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

30th (Sat) Packrat Program: Animal Yoga

Animals can bend, stretch, jump, and move! Come bring out the animal in you. In this movement- focused class we’ll learn about animals as we mimic their yoga poses. We’ll also meet a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

May
11th (Sat) Party for the Planet

What better way to celebrate and appreciate the Sonoran Desert than to toast to it? Stand among the saguaros at the Desert Museum and sip on the best local and regional spirits in the Southwest at this year's Party for the Planet! You can also sample sweet and savory snacks, stargaze, dance the night away under the stars, visit with our engaging animals, capture your clever side with Hello Gorgeous Photo Booth, and more. This year will celebrate Endangered Species Day. This is an opportunity for people to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species (like our Mexican gray wolves) and everyday actions they can take to help protect them.
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