In honor of its own birthday, the museum admits anyone with a Sept. 3 birthday, or anyone celebrating their 60th birthday in 2012, for free from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3. Regular admission is $14.50, $3 ages 6 to 12. Birthday cake is served and several landmark events are celebrated: the launch of the new Animal Keeper Interaction Program, the grand opening of the new Great Blue Heron/Cienega exhibit, and the dedication of the new Baldwin Education Building Library. Visit desertmuseum.org
for a schedule and more information.