The Desert Museum is lovely during the day, but it’s even cooler after dark! Join them every Saturday night through August 31 to beat the summer heat while learning something neat! 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. Bring your flashlight and explore, grab a local beer and wander, experience a live animal encounter, scamper in Packrat Playhouse, feel the touch of a stingray, or participate in special nightly activities.
Saturday, June 15 — Pollinator Party!
Help celebrate National Pollinator Week by honoring the precious pollinators that help our desert ecosystem thrive! The week (June 17-23) celebrates bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and more. Docents will help you see and hear night-blooming plants and night pollinators (such as bats and moths) that do their important work in the dark of night. Enjoy honey samples from local beekeepers, Three Little Bees, jam out with Mr. Nature’s Music Garden, pot your own plant, participate in the second annual Spelling Bee, learn the Science Behind Bees with the Desert Museum's very own Dr. Kim Franklin, and more!