2019 Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night - July 13

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! Enjoy our latest art exhibit, crawl and climb in Packrat Playhouse, sip on a specialty cocktail under the stars, feel the touch of the stingray, engage with our animals, enjoy a Desert Survivors show, and more!

Tonight’s Activities
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Guy Coheleach Solo Exhibition
Have a creative critter of your own? Cool off in the Ironwood Gallery and enjoy our guest area where children of all ages can create their own Big Cats masterpiece! Guy Coheleach’s extensive traveling has given him unique up close and personal experiences with animals resulting in a deep understanding of nature. Guy’s recent work reflects his years of experience observing animals in the wild.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Flute Players
Relax, cool off, and sample the soothing sounds of Native-American inspired flute music.
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.

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!


Jul 13, 2019


Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743


5-10 pm


free with museum admission

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