Don’t miss Flandrau’s new exhibit, "Exploring Sky Islands." It’s full of fun, hands-on activities that will take you from our desert basins to the pine forests on top of Arizona’s Sky Island mountains.
Here in Southern Arizona, we live in one of the most unique environments in the world. We’re famous for the natural beauty of our landscape, a place where desert basins are framed by majestic mountains. We call those mountains Sky Islands. Together, the mountains and the basins host an astonishing multitude of plants, birds and animals because the cooler, wetter climates at higher elevations provide different habitats where different species flourish. All those habitats combine to make our Sky Islands the most biodiverse region in the United States.
"Exploring Sky Islands" will guide you to discover the geology, biology and ecology of our region through interactive exhibits. The rocks, the water, the life and even fire all play a role in our amazing Sky Islands. And all that science makes "Exploring Sky Islands" a fascinating exhibit for the whole family - a perfect way to learn about the amazing natural world where we live. Come visit, and prepare to have fun!