Desert Botanical Garden Family Events: Lights, Concerts, Tours & More

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UPCOMING EVENTS & EXHIBITS IN PHOENIX

The Four Seasons by Ballet Arizona

May 15-June 1, 2024

The Four Seasons makes its triumphant return to Desert Botanical Garden.

The Metro Phoenix Saguaro Census 2024

May 1-31

The Garden is launching the 3rd Annual Saguaro Census in May to document more saguaros throughout the Phoenix metro area using the iNaturalist app. We have learned a lot about saguaros in the Valley and new challenges have emerged.

Yoga at the Garden

Sundays, May 19 and 26

Unwind and connect with nature during this memorable Sunrise Yoga session, led by local studio Metta Yoga. Together, in a Sonoran desert oasis, we will breathe, stretch and embrace the beauty of the setting sun whilst enjoying the Garden view

The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Show 2024

May 17-19, 2024

Don’t miss seeing beautifully grown, amazingly spectacular and just plain weird cactus and succulent plants grown by Society members.

Morning Tai Chi Classes

Tuesdays, May 21, 28

The Garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of Tai Chi Chuan, the health-boosting Chinese martial art that fuses Yin and Yang.

Desert Sol

May 23

Immerse yourself in nature and the beauty of the Garden through yoga, cooking demos, educational talks, world music and more.

Music in the Garden

May 17, 24, 31

Enjoy a stunning Garden backdrop as you experience local bands during this Friday’s night series.

Flashlight Nights 2024

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Sept. 7 & 14

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.

Desert Discovery Camps 2024

June 10 - 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.

Juneteenth 2024

June 11

Join us as we commemorate Juneteenth at the Garden. Stroll through the trails to enjoy a day filled with activities that celebrate Black culture and traditions.

Storytime

May 17 | June 14, 28 | July 12, 26

Join Desert Botanical Garden for Storytime. Introduce your child five and younger to the beauty and wonder of nature through engaging books, songs, activities and play.

Sonoran Sippin’ 2024

June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20

Enjoy a complimentary cool drink and soak up the summer sunset at the Garden with pop-up experiences and desert views.

Cactus Clubhouse

Oct. 3 - May 11 | Thursday - Sunday

Cactus Clubhouse will return this fall on Thursday, October 3, 2024.During the summer, please join us for Storytime on select dates. Or, sign up for  Summer Camp in June and July. Cactus Clubhouse is a fun and immersive nature play space for kids 12 and younger. Kids can engage in activities that spark independent play and encourage growth and exploration.

Desert Pulse

October 2025 - May 2026

Desert Botanical Garden is embarking on a new partnership with London-based pioneering artist studio ScanLAB Projects, bringing its groundbreaking visual and technical artwork here in 2025. The exhibit will be a first-of-its-kind in the Valley to connect science and nature at this scale in both indoor and outdoor environments.

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