Tohono Chul Park
classes, workshops and lectures


Whether it’s free admission for moms—and grandmothers!—on Mother’s Day, getting a professional massage among the flowers of the Sonoran Seasons Garden, or learning about our reptile friends during Reptile Ramble.

Roving with Rickie

Saturdays | October 19 & November 16 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Spanish Colonial Courtyard
Meet the Park’s newest honorary Docent (Rickie the horse, a registered Spanish Barb) as he takes up his duties as a roving Docent! Come and stroll the grounds with Rickie and his favorite human, Maureen Kirk-Detberner. Learn the colorful history of these Arizona State Heritage horses and the role they played in shaping the Southwest. Free with admission.

Reptile Ramble

Fridays| Continuing Through October 25 | 10 a.m. | at the Overlook
Children and adults will get to learn all about our scaly, slithery and shelled friends—and they really are our friends!—while getting the chance to see, and for the brave, touch, the live reptiles that our experts bring each week. Also, you’ll get the answer to that age old question: “Why do lizards do push-ups?” Free with admission.

Butterflies of Tohono Chul

Saturdays | September 7 – November 30 | 11 a.m.
During this tour 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.

Hawk Happening

2nd & 4th Wednesday | October 9 – December 11 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Children’s Ramada
Traveling avian ambassador Sueño and her human, Kathie Schroeder, are back this fall to share secrets in the lives of the Southwest’s amazing Harris’ hawks. Free with admission.

Donor Day: Interfaith Community Services Food Bank

Friday | November 8 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In the spirit of partnership and sharing, enjoy the Park for free with a generous donation to the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank on Friday, November 8. Even if you’re a member and don’t need free admission, won’t you open your cupboards and help us give back to our community?

REQUESTED DONATIONS: Spaghetti Sauce (canned preferred) | Pasta noodles (1lb. packages) | Canned meals (chili, ravioli, etc.; 15 oz. preferred) | Canned meats (tuna, chicken, Spam) | Peanut butter (16-18 oz. preferred)

Free admission with requested donation.

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