Family Activities & Tours at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

OPEN DAILY 8 A.M.|7 A.M. FOR MEMBERS WED. & SUN.

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Daily tours & Family activities

Included with membership or paid admission

Docent Tours

OCT. 1, 2023 – MAY 12, 2024
Daily | 9, 10, & 11 a.m.

Explore the Garden with a docent and learn how plants have adapted to the desert environment. See the Garden’s living collection with plants from around the world and the Sonoran Desert and their fascinating survival strategies in this arid climate. Walk away with a new appreciation for the beauty of the desert and the plants and animals that call it home.

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

Happiness Tour

NOW – MAY 12, 2024
Daily | Self-guided tour 

Welcome to Desert Botanical Garden! This Happiness Tour guides you to six tranquil locations in the Garden where you can experience the natural beauty and peace of the Sonoran Desert.

Please allow yourself plenty of time, free of distractions, to experience this special journey. We recommend having a Garden map, pen, journal, phone or tablet, headphones, as well as walking shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat.

Let’s begin!

Garden Activities in Phoenix

Get to know the Garden Discovery Stations

DAILY, OCT. 1 – MAY 14
9 a.m. – 1 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 

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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