|A fun and casual evening is being held on Tuesday, June 2 from 5:45 – 9:00 pm. Turn your idea of a museum inside out and join us for a delightful desert evening! The 98-acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium. This quintessential Sonoran Desert experience includes the hummingbird aviary, Warden Aquarium and Earth Sciences Center where visitors descend into a replica limestone cave to discover the geologic forces that created the Sonoran Desert landscape. The Museum’s permanent mineral collection has been acknowledged as one of the finest regional collections in the world. Beyond, the museum’s conservation and research programs provide important information to help conserve the Sonoran Desert region. The price for this special evening event is $99 and includes round trip transportation, desert entertainment and dinner. Tickets are still available at the registration desk while supplies last.
Join us on Wednesday, June 3 from 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm for a custom “Behind the Scenes” tour of this unique facility located in the serene foothills of the Catalina Mountains. Biosphere 2, the world’s largest earth science laboratory, is a conceptual and engineering marvel. It was created to better understand how natural environments generate conditions appropriate for life. It is a unique research facility used to study ecosystem processes under controlled conditions, but at large scales. A unique trail system allows visitors to explore a tropical rainforest, walk through the lower savannah along the mangrove, through the tropical thorn scrub, into the coastal fog desert, and view a million-gallon ocean from a 40-foot ocean cliff — all within Biosphere 2! Come experience the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 and see for yourself why Time Life Books recently named it ‘one of the 50 must-see wonders of the world. The price for this special event is $65.00 and includes transportation, boxed lunch and tour. Tickets are still available at the registration desk while supplies last.