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Photos of raptor free flight, live and (sort of) on the loose, keeper encounters and docent animal demonstrations

Live Animal Presentations

Raptor Free Flight
Shows every day from October 20, 2018 - April 14, 2019
(Dates and times subject to weather-related change)

Come experience the thrill of free flying birds of prey at the Raptor Free Flight. Raptor Free Flight is a dynamic bird of prey flight demonstration that occurs in the open desert showcasing natural behaviors of native birds. Raptor Free Flight demonstrations will occur, as bird and weather conditions allow:
October 20, 2018 through February 28, 2019 — 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
March 1 through April 14, 2019 — 10:00 a.m. only
(All dates and times subject to weather-related change)

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Live & (sort of) On The Loose
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

This live animal presentation is offered by the staff of the Herpetology department. These 45-60 minute programs take place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m. except during other special events. So, be sure to check the museum's daily event board to confirm that this exciting program will take place!

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Fur, Feathers and Fangs
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Due to a special event, Fur, Feathers and Fangs will be cancelled on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.

Listen and learn as Keepers share their expert knowledge and experiences in working with a variety of native Sonoran Desert animals. This program takes place in the Warden Oasis Theater at 12:15 p.m. except during other special events. So, be sure to check the museum's daily event board to confirm that this exciting program will take place!

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Keeper Encounters

Watch the Museum's professional keepers working with individual animals in training exercises, feedings or enrichment activities. Check the Plan Your Day board at the entrance patio for times and locations.

Docent Animal Demonstrations

Our highly-trained Docents also offer Live Animal Presentations throughout the day.

See below for a list of all Docent demonstrations, including Live Animal live animal interpretations.

Schedule for Sunday December 9th, 2018

Change date:
Interpretations may be cancelled due to weather constraints or docent availability
Live Animal - Live Animal Interpretation
8:30am Raptor (M) Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
8:30am Bird Walk
Entrance Patio
8:30am Saguaro
Vista Ramada
9:00am Skulls
Mountain Woodland
9:00am Raptor (F) Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
9:30am Agave
Agave Garden
9:30am Saguaro
Vista Ramada
10:00am Mountain Lion
Mountain Woodland
10:00am Coyote
Desert Loop Trail
10:00am Tortoise / Turtle Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
10:00am Small Mammal (S) Live Animal
Hummingbird Table
10:30am Heron
Desert Grassland
10:30am Saguaro
Vista Ramada
11:00am Parrot Live Animal
Gallery
11:00am Raptor (H) Live Animal
Pollination Gardens
11:00am Stingray Kit
Stingray Exhibit
11:00am Bears
Mountain Woodland
1:00pm Mountain Lion
Mountain Woodland
1:00pm Arthropod Live Animal
Orientation Ramada
1:00pm Tracks & Scat
Field Station
1:00pm Ethnobotany
People & Pollinators
1:00pm Snake Live Animal
R & I Room #1
1:00pm Saguaro
Vista Ramada
2:00pm Saguaro
Vista Ramada
2:00pm Javelina
Desert Loop Trail
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