Sales & Special Events

Tohono Chul hosts a variety of special events throughout 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.


Sundays in the Garden | Fall Concert Series

Sundays | 1:30-3pm | Performance Garden

Join us for our annual Sundays in the Garden Concert Fall Concert Series. The concert is free with admission and free for members as one of the many amazing membership benefits.

Be sure to visit the cash bar for beer and wine, prickly pear lemonade, and our famous prickly pear margaritas. 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.

Masks are required for this event because social distancing is not possible in the Performance Garden.


Fall Plant Sale

Members’ Preview:
Wednesday | October 27 | 9am-3pm

General Public:
Saturday | October 30 | 9am-3pm
Sunday | October 31 | 9am-3pm

Fall is the perfect time to get the goods to transform your backyard into a desert oasis thanks to the annual Fall Plant Sale. Each year we host a fall sale with a wide selection of landscape-ready plants including unique, hard-to-find specimens.  Whether folks are planting them in the ground or in small containers, they can rest assured that the plants available are hardy and arid-adapted.

NEW LOCATION!

The plant sale is now located in our main parking lot off Paseo del Norte.


Guatemalan Crafts Sale

Friday, November 12 | 10am – 4pm
Saturday, November 13 | 10am – 4pm

NEW LOCATION! Education Center Classroom 1

Masks are required at this event as social distancing is not possible at the Education Center Classroom 1 located at 7211 N. Northern Avenue

Now’s your chance to bring a kaleidoscope of color into your home with Tohono Chul’s annual Guatemalan Crafts Sale. For almost a decade Tohono Chul has hosted this trunk sale featuring an array of brilliant beaded jewelry, colorful shawls, handwoven textiles, contemporary purses, vests, table runners and embroidered square-cut blouses also known as traditional huipiles. Each year the items make their trek from small cottage villages in Guatemala to Tucson, bringing along with their vibrancy and a rich history. Free admission during the sale.


Reptile Ramble

August 27 – November 12 | 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
No presentation November 24, 2021.

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.


Stories in the Garden

On Hold

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 and Their Plants

On Hold

Year-round | Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m.

Explore the seasonal world of butterflies and discover the plants favored by caterpillars and adults. Free with admission.