Stay 'cool' on Saturday nights at the Desert Museum - Tucson News Now

Stay 'cool' on Saturday nights at the Desert Museum

(Source: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum) (Source: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

What makes these Saturday evenings so enchanting? Stunning sunsets, skies speckled with stars, night-blooming plants, and animals reappearing from their daytime naps. The desert comes alive at night as nocturnal animals awake. Bats perform aerial acrobatics in pursuit of dinner, beavers splash around in their pond, and scorpions glow green under black light. 

Don't forget to bring your flashlight and explore, experience a live animal encounter, or participate in special nightly activities.

All Cool Summer Nights are from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Regular admission rates apply. Members enjoy the evening for free. 

Schedule: 

  • July 29: Creatures of the Night - Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Live and (sort of) On the Loose show.
  • August 5: Full Moon Festival - Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the desert during Full Moon Festival, celebrating art and music.
  • August 12: Creatures of the Night - Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Live and (sort of) On the Loose show.
  • August 19: Teacher Appreciation Night - It’s back-to-school time and the Museum is a great place to bone up on biology, rock out with geology and take off with astronomy. From mineral and rock activities to live animal presentations, the science of nature is on full display!  PreK-12 teachers, in deep appreciation for their important work, will be admitted free. You have to bring ID to show that you’re a teacher.
  • August 26: Creatures of the Night - Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Desert Survivors show.
  • September 2: Happy Birthday Desert Museum – The Desert Museum is turning 65! Celebrate with us. 

For more information, click here: http://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_saturday.php

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