Escape the scorching Arizona heat and treat your family to an unforgettable experience at the renowned Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Join us for the ever-popular Cool Summer Nights event, held every Saturday evening from June 10 to August 26, 2023. Immerse yourself in the coolness of the evening while reveling in the wonders of nature.
Witness the breathtaking beauty of vivid sunsets and gaze upon the mesmerizing star-studded skies. Marvel at the enchanting night-blooming plants and observe as the desert's captivating creatures emerge from their daytime slumber. As darkness falls, the Sonoran Desert transforms into a vibrant ecosystem, pulsating with life as nocturnal animals awaken. Watch in awe as bats gracefully perform aerial acrobatics, skillfully pursuing their evening meals. Delight in the playful antics of beavers as they frolic in their pond, creating ripples of joy. Experience the mesmerizing sight of scorpions glowing a vibrant green under the mysterious black light.
Equip yourself with a flashlight and embark on an adventurous exploration, or simply take a leisurely stroll while enjoying a refreshing beer. Engage in captivating live animal encounters that will leave you and your family spellbound. And don't miss the opportunity to participate in a variety of special nightly activities tailored for all ages. To plan your visit accordingly, check out the schedule of weekly themes and activities on our website, desertmuseum.org. With Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, you can beat the heat, create lasting memories, and truly immerse yourself in the extraordinary wonders of the desert at night.
June 10 - World Oceans Night
June 17 - Astronomy Night
June 24 - The Magic of Monsoons
July 1 — Dino Night
July 8 - Insectopia
July 15 - Majestic Minerals
July 22 - Creatures of the Night
July 29 - 70s Night
August 5 - All About Art
August 12 - Singing with the Saguaros
August 19 - Bat Night
August 26 - Teacher Appreciation Night