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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 

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

Music in the Garden under the Moon for the evening.


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

   

 

Museum of the Moon Related Classes

Moon Soundings Gong Meditation 
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. 

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