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Flashlight Nights

DATE: Saturdays | Aug. 1 - Sept. 26
TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PRICE: Adults: $14.95 | Youth: $9.95 | Members: Free

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New dates added!
Extended through September: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26.

Flashlight Nights are nighttime self-guided adventures through the Garden. Nocturnal explorers shine their own flashlights along the trails to capture the night-blooming plants and animals that appear in the desert after dark.


Plus, enjoy


  • Self-Guided Exploration with Fun & Engaging Activity Cards


  • Wild Rising by Cracking Art | Starts at 6:30 p.m., illuminated at dusk



  • Shadow Puppets located at Center for Desert Living Trail | Starts at 7:30 p.m.



Self-Guided Exploration with Fun & Engaging Activity Cards: Click on one or all of the following links to download a fun self-guided experience for your visit. Print before your trip to the Garden or download to your phone when you arrive.

Download the Wild Rising Creature Safari

Download the Wild & Wacky Activity

Download the Hidden Desert Activity

Download the Desert Shapes Activity


Please bring your own flashlight from home.


A bar is available at Ottosen Entry Garden and will accept only credit and debit. Patio Café will be open until 8 p.m. with a variety of cool treats, drinks and snacks.


The Garden Shop and Patio Café will be open until 8pm. 


Online reservations are required and are limited to 50 guests every 30 minutes. Last admission is 8:30 p.m.


We want you to enjoy the Garden and be safe, please note that social distancing and face coverings will be required.



Desert Sol

Oct. 2 - 3

Desert Sol is an invitation to heal, dream, learn and be inspired as you connect with nature in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden.

Music in the Garden

Fridays | Oct. 1 - Nov. 19 | Sun. Oct. 24

Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series is back. Safely listen to toe-tapping tunes while taking in breathtaking desert sunset views.

Dog Days at the Garden

Select Wednesday & Saturday mornings Oct. 6 – Nov. 20

Dog Days return in 2021. Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden as you and your pup explore the beauty and sniffs of the trails.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!


On-site programming is currently on hiatus.

You will now enter our LEARN portal, if you are a member, please login using the button on the top right corner of the page.
Ticket reservations are required for visitors and members.

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The Garden is hiring full, part-time and seasonal roles.  Apply now or visit our Job Fairs on Sept. 24 & Oct. 9.