Friday, August 31, 2012

Celebrate A Sonoran Labor Day

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was founded on Labor Day in 1952 and will celebrate its 60th anniversary year this weekend with a variety of new exhibits and programs.

The museum is one of the nation’s leading outdoor, living museums, featuring more than 230 animals and 1,200 varieties of desert plants. Its mission is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the bi-national Sonoran Desert region.

“The Museum’s 60th anniversary year is not only a celebration of what the Museum has achieved in the past but also a reminder that it continues to evolve with new programs and new exhibits,” states Craig Ivanyi, the Museum’s Executive Director. “The new Animal Keeper Animal Interaction Program is just one new initiative planned for this 60th anniversary year.”

If you ask me, it's great way to spend some quality time with the family.

Source: KVOA News - Tucson


  1. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Labor Day. Arizona Daily Star photographer A.E. Araiza spent a day documenting the museum. Plus file photos through the years.

    Source: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at 60

  2. Haven't been there in ages but I really liked it then and appreciated its beauty.