Desert Museum Science: Knowledge from Nature for People

A Day in the Life of Desert Museum Science Victoria, an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, checks the lesions on her grass samples every day. Victoria, an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, checks on her samples every day.  She’s testing the selectivity of a natural herbicide for invasive buffelgrass. Buzz, a retired entomologist…

An Evolving Tradition

For almost 70 years, the Desert Museum has been a leader in the industry. Known for its natural habitat exhibits and critical conservation work, the Museum has weathered these challenging few years, thanks to our generous community of volunteers, donors, members, visitors, social media fans, and readers like you! As the COVID-19 pandemic caused upheavals…

Plant with Purpose

Build backyard biodiversity with native plants from the Desert Museum’s Annual Plant Sale! Imagine sipping your morning coffee or tea with a kaleidoscope (the beautiful and fitting name for a group of butterflies) of butterflies fluttering around your backyard garden as early sunlight creates a mesmerizing glow. Birds fill the morning air with their calming…