Pre-Conference Field Trip -

Arizona~Sonora Desert Museum

August 4, 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.

  • 21 interpreted acres with two miles of walking paths through various desert habitats
  • 242 animal species
  • Plants from 1,200 taxa — 56,000 individual specimens
  • One of the world's most comprehensive regional mineral collections

Beyond merely an attraction, the Museum's conservation and research programs are providing important information to help conserve the Sonoran Desert region.

The Desert Museum's Art Institute inspires conservation through art education and gallery exhibits. The Museum's publishing division, ASDM Press, has produced over 40 books and guides on the natural and cultural history of the Sonoran Desert region.

August afternoons in Tucson are VERY hot and hold the potential for monsoon rains. So, we are going to get an early start and take advantage of the lower morning temperatures to see the amazing
Arizona~Sonora Desert Museum!
Seating on the bus is limited so register early.
Cost for the field trip will be $30/person and includes bus and entrance to the ASDM.
Only those riding the bus, or registered through the TSA website, will be permitted entrance.
Register for the field trip when you sign up for the 2019 Symposium or login and update your registration HERE.

Schedule - August 4

7:30 AM bus departs Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

8:30 AM arrive at ASDM, enter by 9:00 AM

12:00 PM exit ASDM, bus departs by 12:30 PM

1:30 PM arrive back at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Photo: Robert Fisher, USGS