Put on your guessing game face!
Students and educators from around Southern California are encouraged to participate in our annual Mojave Maxine Emergence Contest!
Students (K-12) enter their guess when Maxine will emerge from her Spring brumation at the Zoo. Winners receive a classroom prize package!
Mojave Maxine is the fun, passionate mascot of the Mojave Desert ecosystem. She is an ambassador for her species and works to encourage everyone to do their part to protect the desert and its inhabitants.
Entries for Mojave Maxine’s emergence are now open!
Who can enter?
Youth from all 9 Southern California counties (Inyo, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Kern, Imperial, San Diego and Orange) are encouraged to enter. Anyone under 18 can submit a guess. Individual entries are accepted.
How do you enter the contest?
Complete the online form below to submit your guess.
How do you win?
Submit the date and time you think Mojave Maxine will emerge from her burrow each spring. The first entry closest to the exact time on the day Mojave Maxine emerges will win.
Are there prizes?
Winners will receive T-shirts for their entire class, gift cards for themselves and their teacher, plus a classroom visit from a desert tortoise and more.