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

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UPCOMING EVENTS & EXHIBITS IN PHOENIX

Storytime

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.

Flashlight Nights 2024

June 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 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.

Herbarium Tours

July 10, 12, 31 & Aug 2, 21, 23

In celebration of the Garden’s 85th anniversary, step behind the scenes of the Garden’s herbarium filled with a rich collection of dried pressed plant specimens that span both place and time.

Sonoran Sippin’ 2024

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

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

Great Milkweed Grow Out Tour

July 24, 26 & Aug 14, 16

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our plant and insect ecology program! Learn about and experience firsthand our research with butterflies and their hostplants, and visit our onsite propagation area to see how we grow plants for pollinator conservation around the state.

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.


ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MEMBERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.
The Garden, Garden Shop and Restaurants will be CLOSED July 1-7.