2022 Virtual Desert Gala - Sunday, April 24, 2022

The past few years have initiated many changes in our world, and our beloved event will follow in line with that trend, but your support means more now than ever. We hope you can join us for an evening to celebrate the Sonoran Desert, showing your love for Arizona’s multi-faceted zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, conservation entity, and art institute.

This iconic event, our 29th annual Gala, will offer an online auction with premium selections, a virtual presentation showcasing Desert Museum updates, virtual visits with some of our famous animal ambassadors, and the raffle drawing of this year’s coveted bronze jackrabbit sculpture created by local artist Mark Rossi.

Your generosity will directly support the Desert Museum’s mission to “Inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world, by fostering love,appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert”. You will be helping the Desert Museum continue being a world-class institution and visitor attraction, right here in Tucson, Arizona.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a non-profit institution fully dedicated to conservation and research of the Sonoran Desert region. All proceeds from the Desert Gala support our annual fund which includes daily operations, programs, and conservation efforts of the Desert Museum.

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“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar