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.
Pollinator Party | Friday, June 23 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Spanish Colonial
We are all a buzz about our second annual Adopt-A-Bee, where you get to adopt and name a bee starting at $5! One of the many perks to adopting a bee is receiving an invite to the exclusive Pollinator Party of Friday, June 23 during National Pollinator Week. Join us in raising awareness of the importance of the little creatures and their contribution to our local and international food economy!
Monsoon Madness Plant Sale!
Friday | July 28 | 3 – 7 p.m.
Saturday | July 29 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free admission during the sale
The wet and wonderful monsoon season brings you more than just rain as Tohono Chul hosts local growers and nationally-renowned plant experts with their specially-selected inventory at this Tucson tradition. 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. With a variety of shrubs, succulents, and cacti from the bizarre and edible to the showy and tricky, you are bound to bring home a peculiar plant. Noted as the King of Rare Species and “the most incredible horticulturist”, Mark Dimmitt along with twenty-four talented vendors are slated to attend Monsoon Madness.
Tuesdays | June 6 – August 1 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Lomaki Meeting House
Stick to that healthy routine you started after the new year by joining Barbara Sherman, registered yoga instructor, for an hour of gentle yoga practice indoors! Open your senses to an understanding of our connection to the earth. Stroll the park afterwards or visit the Garden Bistro for a healthy breakfast. Please bring your own mat and pay the instructor directly. No class Tuesday, July 4. $8 members | $8 plus cost of admission for the general public.
Desert Players – The Mystery of the Río Pequeño
Tuesdays | June 6 & August 1 | Saturdays | July 8 & 22 | 10 a.m. | Education Center #1
Our beloved Desert Players are back this summer with another original dramatic offering — The Mystery of the Río Pequeño! Fan fav Rumplepigskin is back, accompanying longtime girlfriend Jacqueline Jackrabbit on a relaxing, summertime picnic along the Río Pequeño. But what’s this? The river has disappeared! The critical riparian habitat is in danger, trees are dying of thirst and the creatures, both human and animal, that depend on the river’s waters are panicked. To the rescue, Rumpy and Jacqui team up with Cowboy Joe to find the river and bring it home! Free with admission.
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
Sept. – Nov. & Mar. – May | Saturdays at 11 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.
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.