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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
Oct. 12, 2019 - May 10, 2020
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.
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.
NEW BLOOM: Industrial Nature by Michelle Stitzlein
Feb. 1, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Desert Botanical Garden presents sculpture created with found materials from the imagination of artist Michelle Stitzlein. The impressive, large-scale works promote recycling through transforming simple objects into dynamic, natural forms.
Oct 26 - Nov 7, 2018
Ofrenda features 12 altars, or offerings, created by local artists in celebration of Día de los Muertos.