The Desert Night Life event provides an unique opportunity to visit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in the evening. The museum regularly has evening hours in the summer, but this event is the first time the museum is doing an evening event in the spring. The event can be enjoyed on its own with regular museum admission or can be combined with attending the Jessie Colter concert, which is a separate ticket that includes museum admission.
The activities to enjoy during the Desert Night Life event include docent stations throughout the grounds, astronomy art activities in the Desert Garden, a storytime in the Baldwin Education Building (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), viewing the stars through telescopes, and a Creatures of the Night family-friendly presentation in the Bladwin Education Building (6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.).
About the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum: The Desert Museum is open year round, although the hours vary. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no entry after 4:15 p.m.) October through February, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no entry after 4:15 p.m.) March through April and September, and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no entry after 3:45 p.m.) Sundays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (no entry after 9:15 p.m.) Saturdays June through August. Admission is $14.50 for adults ($12 June-August) and $5 ages 6 to 12 ($4 in Summer). Ages 5 and under are always free.