Sales & Special Events

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Special Events

Tohono Chul hosts a variety of special events through the year. From the ever popular Holiday Nights to the quintessential Bloom Night there is always something going on. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events.

2018 Members’ Reception

Saturday | January 20 | 10 a.m. | Spanish Colonial Garden

Calling all members to attend our annual reception! Enjoy light refreshments. Meet friends old and new. Get the inside scoop from Executive Director Dr. Christine Conte on what’s news and what’s coming up in 2018. Don’t miss the special performance by Gamelan Dewi Malam, which is Gamelan music from the island of Bali. See you there! RSVP by calling 52-742-6455 x 243


Native American Crafts Sale

Friday, February 2 – Sunday, February 4 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Lomaki House

Featuring handcrafted contemporary and vintage jewelry, collectible Native American art, and other authentic Zuni, Navajo, Hopi, and Santa Domingo treasures. Free admission during the sale. 


Cool Season Yoga – Indoors

Tuesdays, January 16 to March 27 | 9am-10am | Ed. Ctr. #1

$8 members | $8 plus cost of admission for the general public (students pay instructor directly)

Feeling the post-holiday let-down or fending off the winter blahs? Join Barbara Sherman, LifeForce Yoga® practitioner and registered Yoga instructor for an hour of uplifting yoga practice. Enjoy accessible poses and breathing exercises to energize your body and ease your mind. Please bring your own mat.

T’ai Chi Chih: “Joy through Movement”

Monday-Thursday, February 12-15 and 19-22 | 12:30-1:30pm | Children’s Ramada

$90 members | $90 plus the cost of admission for the general public

To register call Laura Star at 218-590-4060 (students pay the instructor directly – cash please)

Join certified instructor, Laura Star, in the natural beauty of Tohono Chul to learn T’ai Chi Chih (tie chee cha). This set of 19 movements and one pose is a soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world. It’s easy to learn and brings many benefits including peace of mind, improved health, balance and joy! The primary purpose of T’ai Chi Chih is to circulate and balance the body’s energy, or chi, resulting in a state of health and well-being. T’ai Chi Chih does not require a particular level of fitness or coordination. (For those with physical limitations, movements may be done seated). Please wear completely flat shoes (no athletic shoes).

Ceramics Show & Sale

Friday & Saturday | February 23 & 24 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free admission during the sale

This annual two-day sale is presented by the Southern Arizona Clay Artists! Over 30 ceramic artists from SACA offer gallery quality, functional and decorative ceramics, and live demonstrations in the Tohono Chul gardens. Functional and decorative, sublime and whimsical, there are many exquisite pieces to add to your collection. Free admission during the sale. 

Why-a-Will Seminars

Tuesday | March 6  | 9 – 11 a.m.  | Wilson Room
Wednesday | March 14  | 1 – 3 p.m. | Wilson Room
Friday | March 23  | 9 – 11 a.m.  | Wilson Room

Preserve your legacy. To register for the workshop please call 520-742-6455 ext. 0 or email Carol Dimit at 



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Stories in the Garden

Tuesdays | 10 a.m. | Children’s Ramada

Join us for traditional and original stories about the desert and its creatures under the Children’s Ramada. Free with admission. 





Butterflies of Tohono Chul

October – April | Saturdays at 11 a.m & Sundays at 1 p.m.
May – September | Saturdays & Sundays at 10 a.m

Nature lovers, shutterbugs and bug lovers will get an in-depth glimpse of some of the most engaging creatures in the Sonoran Desert, butterflies! Free with admission. 




Reptile Ramble

April – June | Fridays at 10 a.m. | Overlook

Learn to identify resident reptiles and find the answer to the age-old question, “Why do lizards do push ups?” Be prepared to meet a few non-venomous reptiles, perhaps a lizard or even a tortoise, and a few venomous, rattlesnakes and or a Gila monster. Free with admission. 



Birds of Prey – Night & Day

February-April | 2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Children’s Ramada

Naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder rejoins us with her Harris’ Hawk buddy Sueño and two new friends Poppy, the Western Screech Owl, and Banshee, the Barn Owl. Discover the different habits of birds of prey who hunt by night or by day, and get to know a collection of the most unflappable birds in town. Free with admission.