Sales & Special Events

Sales & Special Events

Tohono Chul offers a diverse array of special events, classes/workshops, daily tours and eco-stations, children’s events, and Ed-Ventures year-round. From the beloved Holiday Nights to the iconic Bloom Night, there is always something going on. Check out what’s happening now as well as upcoming art exhibitions, sales, and events.

Click here to see the full calendar of events.


SUMMER NIGHTS AT TOHONO CHUL

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Chillin at the Chul | Live Music, Food, Drinks, & Family Fun!

Fridays & Saturdays
6 – 9 PM
May 24th – August 31st

FREE ADMISSION

We are excited to announce the return of our hit summer series, Chillin at the Chul! Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 9 pm for music, refreshing spirits, family-friendly fun, and light bites!

You can literally chill down in the gardens in the shade of mature trees that contribute to a cooling 10° difference in temperature. Saturdays are family-friendly as we’ve partnered with the Children’s Museum Oro Valley to provide nature-based play to keep kids entertained! Admission to Chillin at the Chul is FREE.

Chillin at the Chul is the perfect way to unwind after a long week. Check out the musical acts and menu from the Garden Bistro at the link below!


EXHIBITS | MAIN GALLERY

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THE EXOTIC SUBLIME | treading softly

Curator’s Talks
Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23

10:00 AM in the Main Gallery
Free with Admission

THE EXOTIC SUBLIME: treading softly will present a contemporary bestiary focused on the many creatures that walk above or live below the earth in the Sonoran Desert. In plain sight or elusive, real and imagined creatures are ever-present, existing, threatened, mysterious, endangered, mystical, and magical. Or extinct. Mammalian, reptilian, amphibian, aquatic, and arthropodous worlds walk, hop, slither, swim, crawl, creep, and bound around us; resilient lifecycles adaptably ever-changing. Or not. We witness – in macrocosm or microcosm – the effects of time in slow dissolution or methodical accretion; cautionary and symbiotic tales combine what this place used to be with what this place will become. The voice in between, the creative and artistic resolve, is a visionary current toward the odd and wondrous grandeur of The Exotic Sublime.

Image: clockwise from upper left (details): Craig Cully, Dana Smith, Cyndy Padilla, and Bruce Fulton


EXHIBITS | WELCOME GALLERY

10 x 10 | A Fundraiser

Open through May 26, 2024
Exhibit House Entry Gallery

10 x 10 is an invitational exhibition with the many artists who make Tohono Chul’s galleries such a unique experience. 10 x 10 features a wide range of sculpture and paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension. Each artwork is priced at $100 and can be taken home immediately upon purchase. Artwork on display will change periodically over the course of the exhibition, with new works constantly being revealed. 50% of all sales from 10 x 10 | A Fundraiser fund programs at Tohono Chul. (Image: clockwise from left (details): Amber Vanhatala Stene, Heather Bentz, and C.J. Shane)


FREE LECTURE SERIES

Curiosity Talks Tohono Chul

Curiosity Talks
| LGBT+ History In Arizona

Thursday, June 13
5:30 – 7:30 PM
FREE and open to the public

Embark on an intellectual journey with a social twist at Tohono Chul’s latest event series, Curiosity Talks. In partnership with Arizona Humanities, this free lecture series invites you to explore a rich tapestry of topics such as sustainability, indigenous cultures, LGBTQ history in Arizona, and more. Each lecture is designed to spark your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the human experience. June’s Curiosity Talk will feature Marshall Shore, an Emmy-nominated speaker, discussing LGBTQ history in Arizona. 🏳️‍🌈

After the lecture, mingle with fellow attendees for drinks and lively conversation. Share insights, exchange ideas, and harness your understanding of the fascinating subjects explored during the presentation!

This free program is made possible by Arizona Humanities.


WINE DINNER AT THE BISTRO

Garden Bistro Tohono Chul

VINE & DINE: 5-Course Wine Dinner at the Garden Bistro

Thursday, June 20th
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Garden Bistro
$125 per seat

Cheers—the Garden Bistro’s popular wine series is back! Enjoy locally sourced ingredients paired with the amazing offerings of Southern Arizona’s Dos Cabezas Wineworks. Each course is crafted between the winemaker and Chef for a perfectly balanced culinary journey.

Mark your calendars for the third Thursday of each month through the summer and join us at the gorgeous Garden Bistro!

The cost for the event is $125 per person which includes a five course dinner, paired with local wines, tax and service.


DAILY TOURS

Daily Tours

Available year-round

Butterflies and Their Flowers, Reptile Rample, and Birds of Prey are just some of the seasonal daily tours you can attend to learn more about the nature and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert! Visit our daily tours page for more information.