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Past Exhibits

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Cactus Clubhouse

Oct. 1, 2022 - Apr. 23, 2023

The Garden invites kids to engage in unstructured activity with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a nature play space.

Butterflies

Spring Butterfly Exhibit

Feb 28 - May 10, 2022

Thousands of butterflies take flight in the Valley’s only Southwest Butterfly exhibit. Learn how these fluttery creatures care for and protect the desert environment. Don’t miss the caterpillars, chrysalises and more!

Chihuly in the Desert

Dec. 3, 2021 - June 19, 2022

Dale Chihuly returns to the Sonoran Desert with a stunning new exhibition at two of Arizona’s most iconic venues, Desert Botanical Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.

Monarch butterfly at desert botanical garden

Mighty Monarchs

Sept. 25 – Nov. 14, 2021

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

Waterlily Pond Studio Wind Installation

Wind, Water, Earth

Earth | April 3 - 25

Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio make public garden debut with Wind, Water and Earth at Desert Botanical Garden.

wild rising art

Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Oct. 12, 2019 - 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.

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