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Monsoon Madness

Friday | July 28 | 3 – 7 p.m.
Saturday | July 29 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free Admission During the Sale

The monsoon season brings you more than just rain as we host local growers & nationally-renowned plant experts with their specially-selected inventory. The annual sale is for more than just plant nerds, anyone can come on down to buy the weird and wondrous and learn plant care from the professionals.

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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).

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Reptile Ramble

Fridays | April - June | 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!



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.

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The monsoon season brings more than just rain as we host local growers & plant experts with their specially-selected inventory.

Monsoon Madness

Get engaged with everything from Southwest crafts to culture.

Classes, Lectures & Workshops

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

Reptile Ramble