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Included with membership or paid admission

Docent Tours

DEC. 1 – MAY 14
Daily | 10, 11 a.m. and 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

JAN. 9 – MAY 10
Monday – Wednesday | 1 and 1:30 p.m. 

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.


  • This 45-minute tour is included in general admission, please check-in at admissions and you will receive a wristband. 
  • The guest will wait at Swanson Donor Wall for a docent.
  • There is a 10-guest maximum on the behind-the-scenes tours.
  • The tour is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Guest must stay with tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • Guest questions can be directed to Gabriel Saiz at

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. 

plant passport 


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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PLAN AHEAD: Please purchase Museum of the Moon general Admissions or membership reservations now, due to limited availability, please no walk-up purchases.