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.


Sonoran Spring Sale

Starts April 21

Although the pandemic has shut down our annual Sonoran Spring Gala you can still enjoy a spring shopping spree AND support Tohono Chul’s gardens, galleries and educational programs. 100% of the proceeds from sale of this carefully curated collection will help offset revenue losses from the canceled event. Treats for you and gifts for those you love!


Mother’s Day

Sunday | May 9 | All-Day

Free admission for mothers and grandmothers all day on Sunday, May 9!
Check out our Mother’s Day page with all sorts of botanical-related Mother’s Day craft ideas and printable cards!


Blue Star Museums

May 15 – September 6

It’s become an annual summer tradition with us — Tohono Chul is again participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel (including National Guard and Reserve) and their families from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.​


Reptile Ramble

March 5 to May 28 | 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

On Hold

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.