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Monarch butterfly at desert botanical garden

Mighty Monarchs

Sept. 30 - Nov. 22

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

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Feb. 29 - May 10, 2020

THIS EXHIBIT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

Ofrenda

Now - Nov. 6, 2019

The Garden continues its annual exhibition of Ofrenda, or “offering,” which is part of the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. Ofrendas are created to remember and honor the memory of ancestors and loved ones that have passed.

Elephant in the Room at Desert Botanical Garden

Elephant in the Room

Now - May 10, 2020

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

Fall Butterflies at DBG

Mighty Monarchs

Sept. 21 - Nov. 3, 2019

Mighty monarch butterflies return to Desert Botanical Garden. Experience a diverse kaleidoscope of butterflies from the Southwest, and discover the magnificence of the mighty monarch butterfly.

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

March 2 - May 12, 2019

Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in our caterpillar nursery, and don’t miss butterflies emerging from their chrysalis.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Now - Nov. 8, 2020

The Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic.

Mighty Monarchs

Sept. 30 - Nov. 22

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

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