Desert Botanical Garden Admission & Hours


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Desert Botanical Garden is here to help you enjoy the beauty of the desert and care about it. Join us for a future event or exhibit or simply make a reservation to roam and enjoy the Garden’s beauty. We hope to see you soon.


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February 1, 2023

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8:00 am

Playing with Stars: Rotraut at Desert Botanical Garden

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery.…

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9:00 am

Cactus Clubhouse

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Desert Botanical Garden invites kids to engage with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a nature play space. The play area provides unstructured, child-led activities for kids under 12 to discover the fun of the natural world.

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10:00 am

Docent Tours

10, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Garden Tours Featured

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.

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1:00 pm

Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Tours at 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.

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  Advance Ticket reservations are required.

We look forward to seeing you Again

hours for general admission

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
7 a.m.  Members-only Sundays and Wednesdays

Garden Closures

Feb. 24 | Garden closes at 3 p.m.
Feb 25 -26 | Closed for anyone without a Devour ticket
Mar. 24 | Garden closes at 3 p.m.
Apr. 22 | Garden closes at noon
July 4 | Closed 

January – March | The Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail will close at sunset. 


Visit For The Day

General Admission | $24.95 – $29.95

Youth 3 – 17 | $14.95 – $16.95

Children under 2 & members | FREE

Active Military Personnel | FREE (with valid government ID for General Admission only)

*General Admission does not include special ticketed events or exhibitions.

Please remember that non-service dogs are NOT permitted in the Garden unless you visit on Dog Days.

What To Bring

To fully enjoy your visit, make sure you bring these items.

Sunscreen spray


Arizona’s weather is consistently sunny. Make sure to wear and reapply throughout your visit.

Water bottle


Bring a refillable waterbottle–the Garden has two open hydration stations.


Hat & Sunglasses

Shade your eyes so you can better take in the stunning views without squinting.



Capture all the of the beautiful plants and animals you’ll see.


comfortable shoes

The trails are easy to walk, but you’ll definitely want comfortable footwear.

Visit like a pro

Check out these tips to maximize your experience.

plan your adventure

Check out our current trail map before you visit.

Family Exploring Wildflower Trail at Desert Botanical Garden
Delicious food in the tray

Plan a meal here

Explore our current dining offerings while you visit.

Get your shop on

Visit the Garden Shop during your Garden visit.

Arrangements of cloths in drawer
Kid in the pram with family in the garden

Garden accessibility

The Garden is fully accessible via wheelchair, and most trails are stroller friendly. Scooters can be rented for $40 for non-members and $35 for members. Wheelchairs and electric scooters will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at admissions and will be sanitized after each use. 








* Only service dogs or miniature horses are allowed. If you would like to bring your dog to the Garden, please visit Dog Days in the Garden.

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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.