Dining at the Desert Museum

Tables prepared for an event on the Ironwood Terraces
Ironwood Terraces

Ironwood Terraces

A casual multi-station food court, offering a complete menu including children's items, open every day.

Oct 1st - Apr 30th11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily
May 1st - Sept 30th11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sun-Fri
Grill Only
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sat
Tables prepared for dining in the Ocotillo Café
Ocotillo Café

Ocotillo Café

Offering relaxed and casual dining, open seasonally for lunch in winter and spring, and for dinner on Cool Summer Nights. We focus on locally sourced ingredients to create regional southwest cuisine. Reservations not required, but suggested for parties of 8 or more. Please call 520.883.1380, Ext 7212 to make your reservation.

Ocotillo Café Menus

Oct 1st - Apr 30thLunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed-Sun
(excludes Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
and New Year's Day)
May 1st - Sept 30thLunch: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sat
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sat

Phoebe's Coffee Bar

Offering hot and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches, ice cream and other snacks.

Oct 1st - Feb 28th8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Mar 1st - Sept 30th7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sun-Fri
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sat

The Cottonwood

Snack shop offering hot and cold drinks and ice cream.

Oct 1st - Apr 30th11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wed-Sun
(Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day)
May 1st - Sept 30th11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sat


There is a small public picnic area just outside the Museum's entrance. Outside food is not allowed on Museum grounds, except to accommodate food allergies/intolerances or religious restrictions.