Sales & Special Events

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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.

Native American Craft Sale

Friday – Sunday | February 1 – 3 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free Admission During the Sale

Featuring handcrafted contemporary & vintage jewelry, collectible Native American art, & other authentic Zuni, Navajo, Hopi, & Santa Domingo treasures. Gerald Dawavendewa, a member of the Hopi tribe, will be at our Native American jewelry and art show demonstrating Kachina carving.

Southern Arizona Clay Artists Ceramic Sale

Friday – Saturday | February 22 & 23 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free Admission During the Sale

Over 30 ceramic artists from Southern Arizona Clay Artists offer gallery quality functional and decorative ceramics on Tohono Chul’s gardens. Free admission during the sale.

Mexican Crafts Sale

Friday – Sunday | March 8 – 10 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lomaki House | Free Admission During the Sale

Featuring colorful Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery, and handwoven Zapotec Wool rugs.

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 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, February-April | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 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.