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Mountain Lion + Natural History Exhibit Grand Opening at PCHM

The Pinal County Historical Museum (PCHM) welcomes the public to attend their Mountain Lion & Natural History Exhibit Grand Opening on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 am (715 S Main Street, Florence). PCHM is unveiling a new natural history exhibit, highlighting the desert’s top predator, the mountain lion, and Arizona’s rocks, minerals, and fossils. Join us for a fun day!

The Exhibit Grand Opening will include refreshments, an activity for kids, and a special speaker. AZ Game & Fish Terrestrial Wildlife Program Manager, Matt Padilla, will provide insight on mountain lions in Arizona. They will also announce the official name of the mountain lion! Through April 22nd, they are accepting name submissions for our “Name the Mountain Lion Contest”. All kids 18 and under are eligible to visit the museum to submit a name.

All PCHM Members are invited to a special Members Only Preview on Saturday, April 29th, at 10:00 am. This includes a behind-the-scenes story of how the exhibit was created and more. For additional information on PCHM’s Membership opportunities visit:

Executive Director, Stephanie Joyner shares, “I am thrilled to share this exciting opportunity for the community to explore the natural history of our home that is nestled in the Sonoran Desert. This includes a mountain lion that was recently added to the museum’s collection as well as the state dinosaur, mineral, rock, and more. We have already received some creative name nominations, and we can’t wait for you all to hear the mountain lion’s official name at the exhibit opening. “Be Part of the Story” by joining us on April 29th.”

PCHM is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no admission fee for kids 18 and under.

Founded in 1958, the PCHM is the oldest historical organization in Pinal County. The museum preserves Florence’s and Pinal County’s rich history through exhibits and educational programming. Additionally, the museum houses a large and diverse research collection from which exhibitions and programs are created, as well as opportunities for academic and community-based research. Serving 5,000 visitors annually, PCHM is an economic asset to Florence.

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