Geronimo Event Center

Rodeo, New Mexico

Upcoming Events

Biology of Scorpions

August 9-10, 2019

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Biology of Heloderma

Cancelled in 2021

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The Charlie W. Painter BioBlitz & BBQ is an annual event to honor the life and work of Charlie and as a fundraiser to support research through the Charles W. Painter Grant in Herpetology

Charlie W. Painter

BioBlitz & BBQ

Cancelled in 2021


Meet the Editors and Authors of Rattlesnakes of Arizona, meet artist Tell Hicks, listen to informative talks, enjoy music by guitarist Scott Huckabay, and relax at delicious dinner. 

Rattlesnakes of Arizona

Book Signing and Mini-Symposium

October 19-20, 2018

International AHH

Conference 2019

September 27-28, 2019

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Biology of Pitvipers 3


July 11-14, 2019

To celebrate their scientific importance and fascination, their beauty, and conservation, the Chiricahua Desert Museum & Geronimo Event Center has organized the first Biology of Lizards Conference.

Biology of Lizards


May 23-26, 2018

Biology of Pitvipers 4

July 13-16, 2022

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Malpai Borderlands Group Science Conference

January 9, 2020

The Chiricahua Desert Museum &
Geronimo Event Center


4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road
Rodeo, NM  88056

575-557-5757  or 575-545-5307
Fax 575-557-7575

Copyright 2018, Geronimo Event Center and the Chiricahua Desert Museum,

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Logo designs, Website design, and content: Chuck Smith 


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Owing to recent and on-going community measures to help control the viral (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic of COVID-19, the Chiricahua Desert Museum is making difficult, but necessary, adjustments in our conference schedule for summer 2021. The Charlie W. Painter BBQ & BioBlitz has been cancelled for 2021. Modifications to the dates and format for the Biology of Heloderma conference are posted on the conference website