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Tohono Chul grounds and Tohono Chul Garden Bistro: 8 a.m. – 5 .p.m. | Daily
(only service dogs are allowed in Tohono Chul)
Exhibit House, Museum Shops and Greenhouse: 9 a.m. – 5 .p.m. | Daily
Administrative Offices: 8 a.m. – 5 .p.m. | Monday – Friday
Holiday Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve
Tohono Chul Closed: New Year’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Free Day Saturday, September 22

Tohono Chul is proud to participate in Museum Day this year with free admission into the gardens. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture.

List of Participating Museums

Celebration of the Arts

Free Day Sunday, October 7

Tohono Chul is excited to participate again in National Arts & Humanities Month this October with the Town of Oro Valley. This celebration is a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Oro Valley invites you to join them for a month-long celebration of the arts, including free admission days.

More Oro Valley Events

Please Note I-10 Interstate Access Change! See NEW map and directions HERE!

Click to visit the Gardens page


  • Member: Free
  • Adult: $13
  • Children (5-12): $3 | Children (under 5): Free
  • Student (with ID): $10
  • Senior (62+): $10
  • Active Military: $10
  • Groups (10 or more): 10% discount

Special discounts: members of AAA – 10%; members of AAM or APGA – free
Tohono Chul Garden Bistro, La Fuente Museum Shop and La Entrada Greenhouse and Garden Shop are not subject to the admission charge. Admission rates not applicable to special events.


On-site parking is available just inside the entrance at Paseo del Norte. Parking for motor homes and buses is available along the exit drive. If attending an event at the Education Center, parking is open in the adjacent lot off Northern Avenue (off of Ina Road).


Park grounds, buildings and most trails are handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is available in both public parking lots. Wheelchairs are available at Admissions on a first-come basis.


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