Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend, Join the celebrationby Jonathan DuHamel on Aug. 31, 2012, under Natural History
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) first opened for business on Labor Day, 1952. Since then, ASDM has been providing education and enjoyment to thousands of visitors with its zoo, botanical gardens, Docent tours and interpretations. It also has a thriving Art Institute.
Since its founding in 1952, the Desert Museum’s mission has been to instill in visitors a deeper understanding, appreciation, and concern for stewardship of the remarkable ecosystem of Sonoran Desert region.
Some new exhibits/programs:
There is a new Great Blue Heron exhibit down in the grasslands habitat.
You can see some behind the scenes activity with the new Keepers Interaction Program. Watch the Museum’s professional keepers working with individual animals in training exercises, feedings or enrichment activities. Upon arrival, check the Plan Your Day board at the Entrance Patio for a daily list of animals, times & locations!
Come join the celebration.