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Conrad Storad: Animated Reading “Rattlesnake Rules”


Welcome to the 2024 “Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More,” our annual free lecture series which runs every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater during the winter and early spring seasons at our museum.

February 29, 2024
Conrad Storad: Animated Reading Rattlesnake Rules

Arizona’s national-award-winning children’s author Conrad Storad will deliver a delightful animated reading of his book Rattlesnake Rules. “Animals learn rules by living; They have no books or schools; Please listen to this story; For even rattlesnakes have rules!” Conrad weaves a fascinating science and nature story about getting along from a rattlesnake’s perspective. Learn about this Arizona native and other local creatures of the desert on which Conrad based his book’s characters. Conrad says that nonfiction stories should be fun. That’s exactly what he tries to do with each and every book that he writes for young readers. Conrad is the author or editor of more than 50 science and nature books for children and young adults and his books have earned him numerous state and national awards.

  • February 29, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Bring your own lawn chair;
  • Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen;
  • Please, no smoking;
  • Please don’t leave your dog in vehicle;
  • Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all of the proceeds going to the museum for continuing educational programs;
  • Come early and have lunch on the grounds. Food will be available for purchase.