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Desert Museum with Lunch

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Focused on the preservation of the Sonoran Desert, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will turn your idea of a museum inside out. Experience a quintessential Sonoran Desert experience which includes:

  • An unforgettable fusion zoo
  • Botanical garden
  • Natural history museum
  • Aquarium
  • Art gallery

Recently named TripAdvisor’s number five U.S. Garden, walking paths meander through various Sonoran Desert habitats showcasing 230 animals, 16 individual gardens, 1,200 plant species, and 56,000 plants.

Highlights include stingray touch, the hummingbird aviary, a reptile, amphibian and invertebrate hall, Warden Aquarium and several live animal presentations including Raptor Free Flight where native birds of prey fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers (seasonal).

Meet at Presidio Parking Lot located just outside the Presidio Ballroom prior to the 9 a.m. departure.  Cost included in spouse registration fee.

Brunch with the Chef

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Calling all lovers of cooking shows: this is the event for you!

Take a delicious journey with the El Conquistador’s Executive Chef, Jan Osipowicz, as he creates and walks your through some of his favorite recipes.

Throughout Jan’s 30 years of experience in the food industry, he has followed his professional desire to work in the best and finest hotels and restaurants while also supporting local culinary schools’ educational training.

Enjoy a full buffet for your meal and a take home a keepsake booklet that includes many of the recipes from the event.

Event will be held on-site.  Cost included in spouse registration fee.