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Our Desert Discovery programs will create a fun and memorable experience for Girl Scout Troops as they learn about life in the desert. Girls will experience nature first-hand and will connect with each other and our desert community. Participants of each tour will receive a participation patch as they complete activities that help them fulfill requirements to earn Girl Scout badges.

Desert in the Dark | Register

Program fee: $9 / scout and $9 / chaperone

What is the desert like in the dark? Scouts will experience the Sonoran Desert at night while learning about the stars and nocturnal animals through this self-guided program. Available Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 - 9 p.m., June through August. All levels of Girls Scouts are welcome.

Bountiful Butterflies | Register

Program fee: $10/scout and $10/chaperone

Scouts will learn about the life cycle and habitats of butterflies and visit the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Available select dates from October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are welcome.

Sonoran Survivors | Register

Program fee: $9/scout and $9/chaperone

So little water! So very hot! Scouts will learn about the Sonoran Desert, and how plants and animals are able to thrive in such an extreme environment. Available select dates from October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are welcome.

Bugs and Beyond | Register

Program Fee: $9/scout and $9/chaperone

Insects and other invertebrates thrive in the desert. Scouts will explore numerous desert habitats while learning how to identify five different insect species. Available select dates from October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are welcome.

Program Capacity

For all programs capacity is 5 scouts minimum, 25 scouts maximum. For a more intimate experience, and for ease of navigating the Garden please be prepared to break groups larger than 17 girls into smaller groups. Chaperones should be assigned to each group. Tag-along siblings and children are not permitted on the guided tours.

For troops with less than 5 registered scouts or for Independent Girl Members, please contact the Children’s Registrar at 480 481.8121 or teacherRSVP@dbg.org for program opportunities.

Paying for your field trip

Full payment is required a minimum of 10 business days prior to your scheduled visit.  We accept checks and major credit cards. Memberships and coupons may not be used toward guided tours as they are considered a special event. Make checks payable to Desert Botanical Garden and note the troop and confirmation numbers from your letter.

Send check payment to:
Desert Botanical Garden
Attn: Business Office
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Fax: 480 481.8173
  Call, fax, or email Credit Card payment:
Children’s Registrar
Email: teacherrsvp@dbg.org
Phone: 480 481.8121
Fax: 480 481.8189



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