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Chiles & Chocolate

October 27 & 28 | 9am-4pm
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A homage to the cult of the fiery chile and decadent chocolate in celebration of the enduring tradition of Día de los Muertos! Enjoy chile and Day of the Dead inspired crafts, chile and chocolate culinary delights and demonstrations, chile roasters, entertainment, local artists, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities.


Sundays in the Garden

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 1:30-3pm
Free with Admission

Join us every Sunday this fall in the Performance Garden. Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon outdoors, sipping wine, and listening to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is brought you in part by the Tucson Guitar Society.

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Guatemalan Crafts Sale

November 10 & 11 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission During the Sale

This special trunk show hosts an array of clothing from flowered huipiles (square-cut blouses) to colorful rebozos (shawls), as well as fabric on the bolt, contemporary purses, vests, table runners and colorful beaded jewelry. Sale takes place in the Lomaki House.


Holiday Nights

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 | 5:30-8:30pm
$16 general public, $12 members,
$3 Children 12 and under

Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the Gardens. You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct performances located throughout the Gardens while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats!

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Reptile Ramble

Fridays | August - October | 10 a.m. |
Free with Admission

Meet scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises and turtles of the Sonoran Desert. Learn how they move, how they eat, and where they live!

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Bottomless Mimosas & Margaritas

Celebrate the Prickly Pear Harvest!

Join us at the Garden Bistro for bottomless prickly pear mimosas and margaritas as we celebrate the summer prickly pear harvest. Get this refreshing pink-drink deal seven days a week for $14 (with entrée purchase).



Discover one of the world's great botanical gardens in your own backyard! Over 49 acres of trails gardens, and unique Sonoran Desert Habitat await you.

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We're the first to fly out of Arizona!

A male Monarch Butterfly, tagged November 2016 by Volunteer Pam Olson, was identified at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in California on February 5. The butterfly had a grand 325-mile adventure! Click on the green button for more information about the Southwest Monarch Study!


Art Galleries

Tohono Chul has three distinct art galleries throughout the gardens featuring ever changing exhibits showcasing local and regional artists.

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Explore the diverse culture of the Sonoran Desert through our multiple galleries, themed museum shops, many special events and sales, or even a hearty meal in our Garden Bistro.

Enjoy the magic of over 1 million twinkle lights this season in the gardens of Tohono Chul. Get tickets now!

Holiday Nights

A homage to the cult of the fiery chile & decadent chocolate in celebration to the enduring tradition of Día de los Muertos!

Chiles & Chocolate

Get engaged with everything from Southwest crafts to culture.

Classes, Lectures & Workshops

Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon outdoors, sipping wine, and listening to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Concert Series