Sat, 08/18/2018 - 6:00pm
August 18 — Creatures of the Night
The desert is the place to be for lively nightlife! Bats, owls, and kangaroo rats are just a few of the animals that awaken as the sun sets. Explore their world and learn a little more about life after dark.
- 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fine Art Exhibits for All!
- “Becoming Animal” explores the artificial breach between humans and the natural world. Through the use of black and white photography, Schafer reminds viewers that humanity’s deepest fear is not that we are separate from nature, but rather that we are a part of it. This exhibit provides a space for reflection and allows guests an engagement opportunity to form deeper relationships with the non-human animals of the planet.
- 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free Family Art Activities
- Families come and go as they please. Multiple Sonoran Desert inspired creation stations change weekly! Dress for art making, children must be accompanied by an adult.
- 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. Live and (sort of) on the Loose
(two 45-minute presentations)
- Join staff members from the Herpetology Department for a live animal presentation featuring venomous reptiles of the Sonoran Desert Region.
- 8:00 – 8:45 p.m. Photography: Flash for Pro Results, presented by Jay Pierstorff
- Often confusing and mostly misunderstood, using flash in the right way can make your photos better, slicker, and more professional.
- Throughout the Night
- Look for Museum Docents around the grounds interpreting live animals, celestial desert skies, fluorescent minerals, bats, kissing bugs, scorpions, rattlesnakes, and more!
- 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Stingray Touch Exhibit
- Admission: $2 Members / $3 Non-Members
Visitors are able to create their own moments with these captivating creatures at the Stingray Touch experience. The pool features cow nose stingrays that guests can interact with. Be touched by a ray!
- 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Packrat Playhouse
- This indoor (air-conditioned) play space allows children to discover the desert through the eyes of a packrat. Kids can slide down a Gila monster's tail, climb through prickly pear cactus pads, slither through an oversized rattlesnake, explore secret tunnels, scramble in giant rope netting, and much more!
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson AZ 85743
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