Please see below for more information about school visits, family activities and our Plant Power Summer Camp!
Family Fun Days
Upcoming Family Fun Days: May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Garden Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to noon
These special days are just for children and their families! Our docents will lead hands-on games and activities to help kids learn about the plants and critters found in the Gardens. Join us also on April 5 for a garden egg hunt with spring-themed activities for kids. Family Fun Days are included with regular admission.
Plant Power Summer Camp!
Join us for a week-long exploration of plants, biology, and natural history. Campers will gain a renewed admiration for nature at a tranquil setting in the heart of Tucson.
Dates:June 1-5 (Grades 1st – 3rd)
and June 15-19 (Grades 4th – 6th)
For more information and to register, click here.
The Gardens’ diverse plant life provides an ideal platform for strengthening connections between school curricula and the natural world.
Self-guided visits to the Gardens are scheduled year round. Independently explore our 17 themed gardens during your trip, including add-ons such as Garden Explorer Plant Packs and our very own Butterfly Magic. Please read field trip guidelines carefully. For more information and make your reservation, click here.
Teachers, group leaders, and families can complement their visit with the following resources.
Butterfly Kits: Bring the field trip experience to your classroom with a kit that helps students understand the life cycle of a butterfly (includes live Gulf fritillary larvae!).
Sunflower Activity: Sunflowers have been a favorite plant in Mexico for centuries. These instructions will help you grow them at home.
Butterfly Craft: Create your own butterflies with this craft activity.
Tree Adventures: Learn about the different trees at the Gardens and how to classify and identify them with this scavenger hunt and matching game.
Please contact Ashley Pedersen at email@example.com with any outreach program requests. We have limited capacity to fulfill requests for outreach programs, but will make our best effort to accommodate you when we are available.
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