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Boo-tanical Nights

DATE: SOLD OUT | Oct. 23 - 24
TIME: 5:30 - 9 p.m.
PRICE: Free for Members | Reservations Required | Guest Passes Accepted

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Boo-tanical Nights Member-Only Pumpkin

For two nights only, Garden Members and their families can enjoy an exclusive fall event. Come in your favorite costume, explore food trucks, musical mixes from local DJs, socially-distanced Mad Botanists and a costume contest for prizes. Gaze at the fall displays of pumpkins and flowers, where you can capture the perfect family photo. Kids 12 and under receive a complimentary pumpkin.

Guest passes may be used for this event. To include a guest, contact Visitor Services at 480.941.1225


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Costume Guidelines: 

  • Costumes must be family friendly and may not be offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.
  • Face coverings are still required and may be worn under or over costume masks.

Safety and Social Distancing Measures:

  • Guests are required to wear face coverings and may be worn over or under costume masks.
  • If guests are not feeling well before their visit, they may contact Visitor Services to exchange or return their tickets.
  • Guiding health and safety signage is located throughout the trails and event venues.
  • A touchless admissions process is in place.
  • Setups allow for physical distancing for vendors and staff during programming.
  • Guest tables are placed with at least 6 feet of physical distance. Each table is cleaned each time a party finishes.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are located throughout the trails, key venues and at each bar.
  • Six-foot physical distancing queues are arranged for food trucks, bars, programs and pumpkin patch.
  • Food truck safety and hygiene measures are in place.
  • Bar service preparation, safety and hygiene measures are in place. Debit and credit payments are only. No cash transactions are permitted

For a full list of safety precautions, please click here.


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Escape the heat and explore the Garden after dark with family and friends! Discover the Garden’s five thematic trails, encounter desert creatures, and immerse yourself in the captivating nighttime ambiance with cool drinks and treats.


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June 12 - July 18

The Garden’s Summer Camps are back! Register your child to one of three drop-off camps that will encourage the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, conservationists and environmental scientists.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!


The Garden, Garden Shop and Restaurants will be CLOSED July 1-7.