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18th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta
September 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens for the 18th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta on September 24th and 25th, 2022. Guests can enjoy two days worth of fun!
10:30–10:45 AM Welcome – Rick LoBello, Education Curator
11:00-11:30 AM Edgar Campos Live Musical Performance
12:00-12:30 PM Meet Houdini the Harris Hawk
12:45-1:00 PM Meet Olivia the Opossum
1:30-2:00 PM Wild Encounters
2:30-3:00 PM Ballet Folklorico Cuauhtli
Join our team for educational, guided hikes between 8:00AM and 6:00PM at the Tom Mays Unit of Franklin Mountains State Park. In order to participate in events at the State Park, an entrance permit of $5.00 per adult 13 years of age and older is required. You can purchase this the day of at the Tom Mays Visitor Center (2900 Tom Mays Park Access Rd) or reserve your permit in advance at texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com.
The Chihuahuan Desert Discovery Hikes schedule is as follows (and is subject to change):
8:00 AM – Lower Sunset Trail
9:00 AM – Mundy’s Gap
9:00 AM – Aztec Caves
9:00 AM – Bird Talk & Hike Combo
9:15 AM – Intro to the Chihuahuan Desert Talk & Hike Combo
6:00 PM – Castner Range Hike