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.

Holiday Nights 2022

Members Only Night!
– Saturday, December 3

General Public Nights
– Friday, December 9
– Saturday, December 10
– Friday, December 16
– Saturday, December 17

An illuminated desert wonderland! Holiday Nights is a timeless tradition, for children, students, couples, whole families, and everyone in between!

Walk down illuminated pathways, enjoy live entertainment, and be dazzled by twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the gardens. You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct experiences located throughout the grounds while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy festive treats! Join us for a night bursting with excitement and take part in the magic!

Sponsored by our Corporate Members:

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Desert Discovery Saturdays

Saturdays | Through December 17 | 9 – 11 am | Children’s Ramada | Free with Admission

Join us every Saturday as we get in touch with nature and make some desert discoveries! Bring the whole family for fun and interactive activities, stories, nature walks, and a unique desert-themed craft each week. Enjoy the gardens and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the desert we call home! All ages are welcome. 


November 17 – February 8, 2023

Curator’s Talk | Tuesday, November 22 and Thursday, December 1 | 10:00am | Free with Admission

WATER is the fourth and final exhibition in the series, The ELEMENTS. The series investigates how artists utilize the elements of earth, air, fire, and water as medium, process, and subject. And how, when seen as a subject, these elements reflect some of the social, economic, political, and environmental issues Arizona currently faces.

Butterflies and Their Plants

Year-round | Saturdays & Sundays at 11am

Butterflies are beautiful creatures that add a touch of magic to the world around us. They are also quite fascinating: they have many lifecycles, and each lifecycle is tied to a particular type of plant. On this guided butterfly tour, you’ll get to explore the seasonal world of butterflies and discover the plants favored by caterpillars and adults. Free with admission.

Birds of Prey – Night & Day

February – April | 2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 11am – 1pm | 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.