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Museum of the Moon at Desert Botanical Garden

DATE: Feb. 7 – 14
TIME: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Feb. 11)
PRICE: Included with Garden admission or membership

Prepare to be moonstruck at the Garden for a limited time only. Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram inspires awe with a 23-foot diameter glowing moon that provides detailed views of the lunar surface fused with a stellar soundtrack by composer Dan Jones.

Museum of the Moon Related Experiences

Children and Family Pop-Ups
Feb. 7-14 | 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. 

Enjoy hands-on activity stations that are out of this world! Designed for children of all ages and the young at heart, under the unique backdrop of the Museum of the Moon. 

Phoenix Astronomical Society Telescopes
Feb. 7,13, 14 | Sunset – 9 p.m. | Included with membership or general admission

Telescope stations with astronomers.

Bar Flies: Under the Moon 

Feb. 8 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. | Members $32.95 | General Admission $36.95 | The Bar Flies ticket is required to experience Museum of the Moon this evening

Come for the true stories, stay for the drinks. Eleven local storytellers will share lunar-inspired tales in the Garden debut of this popular series held underneath Museum of the Moon. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll howl.

Music Under the Moon
Feb. 9 | Included with membership or general admission | Doors open at 6 p.m. | Concert 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a live performance by Celebration Guns. Their sound of dream pop, indie rock and noise pop will pair perfectly with the dreamlike ambiance of the Museum of the Moon in the Garden.
All ages experience. Beverages available for purchase.

Family Night
Feb. 10 | 5:30 to 9 pm

Bring the whole family out for a night under the Museum of the Moon.  Connect with lunar experts, like Mark Robinson from ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and view ASU’s Tycho Lunar Rover. Complimentary telescope viewing stations will also be available.

Couple’s Collage Night with Cut + Paste Phoenix
Feb. 11 | 7 p.m.-10 p.m. | Included with membership or general admission

Create personalized collages with your significant other for a romantic evening under the night sky. Grab a glass of wine, a glue stick and get your creativity flowing with local art collaborative Cut + Paste PHX, using the Moon and romance as your inspiration


The USGS will have lunar science experts, USGS lunar maps, hands-on activities and more.

Museum of the Moon Related Classes

Moon Soundings Gong Meditation | SOLD OUT 
Feb. 7, 9 | 9-10:30 a.m. Members $32.95 | General Admission $36.95

Bathe in the astral sounds of gongs, singing bowls, flutes, drums and other etheric instruments while you experience the magic of the Museum of the Moon. In this sound meditation experience, Hamid Jabbar will weave a tapestry of sound that takes participants into a state of deep meditation and contemplation, as the Moon is used as an object of meditation and intention. No experience is necessary, but participants will be laying down or seated for the duration of the class, so it is recommended to bring your own equipment, like a yoga mat, meditation cushion or a blanket. The class is held outside, please dress accordingly.

Museum of the Moon Night Photography | SOLD OUT 

Feb. 7 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Members $52.95 | General Admission $56.95

Learn how to capture the grandiose beauty of the Museum of the Moon at the Garden at night. From wide angles to close-up shots, this photography class is open to students of all levels. Please bring your own camera equipment.

Lunar Aroma Yoga 

Feb. 8, 10, 13 |  9-10:30 a.m. Members $32.95 | General Admission $36.95

Explore how the moon can influence wellness and stimulate your senses in this special limited-time yoga class! Interact with essential oils and its internal energy centers while you harness the power of the Moon and enjoy a complimentary cup of herbal tea. Students of all levels are invited to bring their own yoga equipment. Instructed by Sheree DeClemente and Catherine Smith.

Museum of the Moon Watercolor Class | SOLD OUT 
Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-noon | Members $72.95 | General Admission $76.95

Experience a one-of-a-kind watercolor painting experience that explores the basics of watercolor and how to paint the moon in the desert. Use the Moon as your muse, as you sit outdoors surrounded by nature and listening to ballads inspired by the glow and beauty of our favorite satellite. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged. Classes will be outdoors, please dress accordingly for weather. Instructed by Rachel Eskandari of Pink Puddle Studio.

All programming subject to change. 


Corks & Cactus 2023

Feb. 4 - 5

Sip, savor and shop an afternoon in the Garden at Corks & Cactus. Meet with wine representatives and enjoy samples of up to 40 different wines, purchase food pairings and shop our boutique wine sales all while soaking up the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Playing with Stars: Rotraut at Desert Botanical Garden

Oct. 7, 2022 - May 14, 2023

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Cactus Clubhouse

Jan. 1 - March 31

Desert Botanical Garden invites kids to engage with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a nature play space. The play area provides unstructured, child-led activities for kids under 12 to discover the fun of the natural world.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

PLAN AHEAD: Please purchase Museum of the Moon general Admissions or membership reservations now, due to limited availability, please no walk-up purchases.