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

December 10 & 11 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
December 17 & 18 | 5:30 – 8:30pm

Masks required at this event

Holiday Nights is fun for everyone! Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the gardens. Who can resist a sing-along or viewing the stars through a telescope? You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct performances located throughout the gardens while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats!

Not finished with your holiday shopping? Peruse the Museum Shops, Retail Greenhouse, and Exhibits House where you are sure to find a unique gift for that special someone or purchase the gift of a membership to Tohono Chul.


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.


Butterflies and Their Plants

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.