Sonoran Safari - opening day (Feb 9, 2018) @ IDEA Museum, Mesa [9 February]

Sonoran Safari - opening day (Feb 9, 2018)


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09
February
09:00 - 18:00

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IDEA Museum
150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Artwork credit: «Saguaro Daybreak» by Ed Mell

Sonoran Safari
Feb. 9 — May 27, 2018

Discover the beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert

Visitors coming to Sonoran Safari will explore the artistic landscape of the world’s 11th largest desert — the only place where the famous saguaro cactus grows in the wild. Through art and hands-on activities, guests learn about the desert’s native plants, animals, reptiles and birds.

The exhibit will feature artists inspired by the rich landscapes, colors and textures found within our diverse state. Activities are created with science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts in mind. Also, several classes, workshops and “Meet the Artist/Expert” events will be offered.

Planned activities include aim to engage the entire family. Young artists & explorers will enjoy:
• Investigating the inside of a cactus in our Interactive Saguaro activity and learn more about animals that rely on cacti for survival
• Exploring the wildlife research camp site – inside the black-light room — focused on the desert at night (sensory/dress up)
• Building a wildflower wall
• Learning about differences and similarities of the deserts around the world
• Writing desert poetry (inspired by artist Ed Mell)
• Playing various games that teach about extreme desert temperatures and how to protect yourself when exploring these extreme environments
• Exploring desert specimens on our touch table
• Experience the wildlife rescue station and learn how to care for wild animals in need
• Creating “reflection” paintings, animal footprints and desert sky art

Sponsored by:
• Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives funding from the state of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts
• City of Mesa
• i.d.e.a. Museum Board of Directors, Inc.

Additional support for related programming::
• The Steele Foundation for ArtFul Tales Experience
• Gila River Indian Community for Access for All

Exhibition web page coming soon!
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