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Daily tours & Family activities

Included with membership or paid admission

Docent Tours

OCT. 1 – MAY 14
Daily | 9, 10, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.*

Explore the Garden with an expert who will highlight the living collection of desert plants from around the world and the Sonoran Desert. See how and why the Garden is committing to conserving these amazing organisms for generations to come.

*Docent tours are subject to availability, details will be posted onsite daily at the Cohn Gathering Area.
Tour size: 15 people

 

 

behind the scenes tour

 RETURNING SOON.
STAY TUNED FOR DATES. 

Explore the Garden with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour that showcase desert plants from around the world and the Sonoran Desert. Visitors will have a chance to experience the Garden’s state-of-the-art greenhouses, witness rare and endangered desert plants, and learn about the Garden’s conservation and research work that protects desert plants for future generations.

Garden Activities in Phoenix

Get to know the Garden Discovery Stations

DAILY, OCT. 1 – MAY. 14
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Stop by one of our many Discovery Stationsand participate in hands-on activities with volunteers to learn about the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert. 

Desert Detective BINGO

YEAR-ROUND, DURING DAYTIME ADMISSION

Are you visiting the Garden with children? Ask Admissions about Desert Detective Bingo sheets. Kiddos who complete it receive a prize.

plant passport 

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Explore the trails with this passport and discover some of the plants of the Americas. Once you’ve finished, stop by the Membership Kiosk or Cactus Clubhouse to collect a passport sticker!

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Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail closed through Oct.
ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR MEMBERS & GENERAL ADMISSION.