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.


CANCELED: Holiday Nights

Bad news folks, this year we will not be hosting Holiday Nights. The event presents too many challenges as-is and the ideas to make it safer in this new climate are too counterproductive to make it financially viable. We wish it wasn’t so, but looks like we are just going to hold off until next year.


Virtual Santa Visits!

Visit with Santa safely this holiday season with Virtual Santa Visits thanks to Tucson Electric Power.

Tohono Chul is now offering the chance to purchase custom video messages or Zoom visits
straight from the North Pole!

Early Bird pricing November 19-27 and spots are limited.


Reptile Ramble

October 2 to November 20 (except October 24) | 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

SPRING 2021 | 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.


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 of Tohono Chul

On Hold

Year-round | Saturdays & Sundays at 11 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.