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Children of all ages and their families can participate in hands-on, nature-based walks, activities, and experiences in a fun and safe environment.

Nature Programs & Activities for Kids & Families

Rooms in the garden, outside view

Early Childhood PROGRAMS

Young children and their caregivers explore the wonders of the desert, while promoting growth and development.

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Family Programs

Kids and adults investigate the natural world through hands-on opportunities.​

Amphitheater view in the garden

Girl Scout Programs

Girl Scouts learn about life in the desert and complete activities to earn participation patches. These event-style programs welcome all Girl Scout levels along with leaders, parents and family members.​
Rooms in the garden, outside view

Garden Camp Adventures

Children ages 5-12 become scientists in our full-day, week-long camp experience.

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Teens in the Garden Program

Participants meet for monthly service learning opportunities throughout the school year and focus on horticulture, ecology and the inner workings of a public garden. Contact for more information.​

Children and Family Programs are supported by The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.

Early Childhood Programs are supported by the Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.

Teen Programs are supported by the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation.

For class content information, please email or call 480.481.8123.

Sonoran Desert Adventure is sponsored by The Arizona Republic, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, The Dorrance Family Foundation, the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation, Dye Family Foundation, the Ferry Family Foundation in Memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, The Fred Maytag Family Foundation, Season for Sharing, Thunderbirds Charities and the U.S. Bank Foundation.
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