Sales & Special Events

Sales & Special Events 2018-07-17T13:26:39+00:00

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.

Monsoon Madness Plant Sale

Friday | July 27 | 3 – 7 p.m.

Saturday | July 28 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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.


  • Arid Adaptations Nursery
  • Bruce Weber
  • Botanicals in Clay
  • Civano Nursery
  • Charles Deconcine
  • Desert Natives Inc.
  • Doug Bullock
  • Jackie Dubois
  • Jan Emming
  • John Carreon
  • Landscape Cacti
  • Kelly DePetro
  • Mike Ellis
  • Nighthawk Natives Nursery
  • Oaks of the Wild West
  • Plantas del Sol
  • Plants for the Southwest
  • Pots for Plants
  • Mary Swallow
  • Sticky Situation
  • Tucson Tool

Desert Players Perform

Tuesday | August 7 | 10 a.m.  | Ed. Center #1  | Free with Admission

The Desert Players are visiting with a new story about desert plants and their pollinators. In “Where Saguaros Sing,” fan favorites, nectar-feeding bats Shadow and Eve, are back, heading up the agave trail on their spring migration. El Capitán, knows the dangers that await them along the way, but little do they know that Eve will be captured by Night Eyes on her journey! Whoooo will save her?

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

March – May & Sept. – Nov. | 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.