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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.



Mighty Monarchs

Sept. 25 – Nov. 14

Monarch butterflies and their friends are back! Take a closer look at pollinators that care for and protect our desert environment.

Cocoon | A Space for Garden Play

Sept. 25 – Nov. 14, 2021

Calling all Insect Explorers! After your visit to the Fall Butterfly Exhibit, stop by Cocoon for more buggy fun. Pose for a picture with butterfly wings, test your insect superpowers and take a closer look under the magnifying glass.

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.

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.