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.

Stroll N’ Shop

Thursday – Sunday | October 22 – 25 | 9am-4pm

Free for Members | General Public: Cost of Admission

This year has disrupted plans and kept us apart, but we’re not quite as isolated as we were and it’s time to get outside and reconnect with all you love about Tohono Chul. So, while there will be no fall concert series, or Chiles and Chocolate, or even Holiday Nights, there will be the Stroll N’ Shop, four days for you to explore the grounds, experience the latest installation in the Exhibit House, have lunch in the Bistro, take home a chile plant or two from the Greenhouse, and do some early holiday shopping in the Museum Shops and with a selection of local vendors.

Guatemalan Crafts Sale

October 29 – 31

This year we are hosting the sale online only. Now’s your chance to bring a kaleidoscope of color into your home with Tohono Chul’s annual Guatemalan Crafts Sale. For almost a decade Tohono Chul has hosted this trunk sale featuring an array of brilliant beaded jewelry, colorful shawls, handwoven textiles, contemporary purses, vests, table runners and embroidered square-cut blouses also known as traditional huipiles. 

The shopping link will be published on October 29!

Fall Plant Sale

Members’ Preview

Thursday & Friday | November 5 & 6

General Public

Saturday & Sunday | November 7 & 8

This is not our ordinary Fall Plant Sale! In an effort to host the Fall Plant Sale more safely this season, we have made MANY changes to the format. Please visit the Fall Plant Sale events page below for all the NEW INFO!

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

October 28 to December 23 | 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.