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.
Sundays in the Garden: Spring Series
Sundays | April | 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Performance Garden | Free with Admission
Join us Sundays this March and April in the Performance Garden. 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.
Cinco de Mayo
Sunday | May 5 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free Admission All Day
Celebrate the arts and cultural heritage of the agave plant through this family-friendly event filled with traditions of the southwest. This Cinco de Mayo event features authentic Mexican food pairings that incorporate wild foods from the Sonoran Desert, beverage tastings, art installations, a pop-up farmers market, and live traditional music of the southwest. Let the kids enjoy a variety of activities in the kid zone including arts & crafts.
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.
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.