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Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum

Enjoy family-friendly evening outings at Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Weekly themed activities, stunning sunsets, starry skies, night-blooming plants, and the chance to see animals reappearing from their daytime sleep!

Beat the Arizona heat and enjoy the popular Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s Cool Summer Nights.

So what makes these Saturday evenings so enchanting?

The desert comes alive at night as nocturnal animals awake. Bats perform aerial acrobatics in pursuit of dinner. Beavers splash around in their pond. Scorpions glow green under black light.

Also, bring your flashlight and explore, experience a live animal encounter, or participate in special nightly activities. See the list below for weekly themes. Additionally, visit their website for detailed schedules of activities for each night.

Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum – 2018 Themes


30 — Dino Night


7 — Creatures of the Night
14 — Astronomy Night
21 — Insect Insanity
28 — Creatures of the Night


4 — Creatures of the Night
11 — Bat Night
18 — Creatures of the Night
25 — Creatures of the Night / Teacher Appreciation Night


1 — ASDM Birthday

About the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Desert Museum is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors!

The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.

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