Class of 2019

Congratulations to our spring 2019 graduates! View our student award winners here.

Location and Hours


Life in the Desert Guided Tour

Desert flowers

Every Wednesday in March – March 6, 13, 20 and 27
10 a.m.

The Life in the Desert Tour offers a deeper look at the nature and ecology of the Sonoran Desert. Visitors will learn about desert plants and wildlife and how indigenous cultures would have incorporated them into their daily life. 

Tour included with admission fee.

Saturday, March 30
Jonah Littlesunday: Live Performance at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

Jonah Littlesunday

Photo courtesy Canyon Records

10-10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1-1:45 p.m.

Musician Jonah Littlesunday be performing Saturday, March 30 at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve.

Littlesunday has emerged as one of the most distinctive performers of the Native American flute. Inspired by themes that all human beings cherish - love, peace and unity – Jonah draws upon the solitude of his ancestral lands to create a meditative soundscape that heals the soul.

Performance times are 10-10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. and included with admission fee.

Caroleen Yazzie-Phillips: A Family Experience in Navajo Culture

A Navajo design

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Many of the Navajo traditions are centered on family and the love of the land. Ceremonies, rituals and even games reflected their connection to nature, the environment and each other. Caroleen will share a brief history of her family and culture, and demonstrate the traditional Navajo hairstyle.

Desert Reptiles

A lizard

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Phoenix Herpetology will have desert reptiles on hand – come and learn more about the creatures we share our space with.