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.
Fall Plant Sale
Members’ Preview: Wednesday | October 10 | 12 – 6pm
Saturday | October 13 | 9am – 5pm
Sunday | October 14 | 10am-4pm
The fall season is an excellent time to plant! Chose from over 1,000 different species to add to your yard or garden. The plant sale is located on the east side of the grounds in the Propagation Area at 7211 N. Northern Avenue, which is the first street just west of the Ina and Oracle intersection.
Sundays in the Garden Fall Concert Series
Sundays | October – November | 1:30 – 3pm |
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.
October 7 | Chilean and Latin American Guitar Music | Andres Pantoja
October 14 | Bluegrass Guitar | Greg Morton
October 21 | Mariachi & Folklore | #InvestinEd Showcase: Tucson High Mariachi & Grupo Folklorico
October 28 | String Quartet | Quartet Lyrique
November 4 | Classical Guitar | Ryan Chen and Yunchen Liu
November 11 | Flute & Oboe Music | David Ramirez & Monserrat García Campos
November 18 | Harp Chamber Music | Carla Fabris & friends
November 25 | Jazz | Gus Woodrow trio
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.
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 get to know some friendly, non-venomous snakes, and perhaps a lizard or tortoise or two. We’ll even introduce you to a few venomous reptiles as well, like a rattlesnake and maybe a Gila monster, all to illustrate how we can learn to live together in the desert. Free with admission.
Birds of Prey – Night & Day
October-December | 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.