There's something about botanical gardens and booze that we just can't get enough of. If you're ready to welcome spring with open arms, there's no better way to do it than at the Arizona Desert Museum. This March, they'll have a boozy adult-only night with wine and food samples, live music, and stingray encounters.

The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is one of the state's best-kept secrets. It's the ultimate spot to visit since it's a botanical garden, zoo, aquarium, art gallery, and history museum all in one!

On March 21, they'll be hosting the Wine Down With Wildlife event for people aged 21 years and older. From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you and your friends can purchase a boozy general admission ticket for $45. It includes ten tastings and entrance into the Stingray Touch exhibit. 

Designated driver tickets are also available for $20 and include unlimited fountain drinks, a free raptor cup, and admission to touch some stingrays too. 

If you're thinking "not it" right now, you can opt to use the shuttle for $30 per person instead. It'll take you to and from the event at an open lot.

VIP tickets get you a lot of goodies like early entry, 10 tastings, a ($20) bottle of wine, a commemorative sticker, and much more for $105 per person. "Wine not?"

While you're strolling through the gardens, you'll also get the chance to decorate a coaster with the Art Institute. How cute is that!?

Local food trucks, Ironwood Terraces, and Phoebe's Coffee bar will be on-site dishing out some yummy eats. Plus, it'll help keep you energized as you explore the area.

Before you leave, you should check out the photo booth. It's a great way for you to have fun and remember the day forever.

Either way, when you say wine and animals, we're in. 

Wine Down With Wildlife

Price: $20 to $105 per person

When: March 21 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Address: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ

Why you need to go: You can "wine" down and enjoy some wildlife too. 


We strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.

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