Past exhibits at DBG

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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.

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.

Ofrenda

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.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Majestic Mariposas

March 2 - May 12

Don’t miss this living exhibit that features more than a thousand free-flying Southwestern butterflies.

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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