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June 2018

Dog Days of Summer

June 1 @ 7:30 am - September 30 @ 4:30 pm

Bring your furry friend to the gardens this summer! a $20 membership includes unlimited all day admission through Sept. 30 (Regular dog admission is $3 per visit), and a custom canine membership card with ring that can be attached to any collar or leash. Sibling dog members may be added for only $10 each. Dog portraits are available Thurs, Jun. 28 - 7:30 am-9:30 am and Thurs, Aug. 23 - 7:30 am-9:30 am. $10 for 1 pose or $15 for 2 poses. No…

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September 2018

Ice Cream Social

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us on September 13 between 5:00 pm - 8:00 for an Ice Cream Social brought to you by Farmers Insurance: Kristian Gose Agency. Enjoy free ice cream (while supplies last) from Isabella’s Ice Cream along with live tiki-inspired music from Tiki Boots in the beautiful setting of the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

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Ancient Climates

September 15, 2018 - February 13, 2019

Four and a half billion years of climatology  Opening August 15th in the Friend’s House Gallery, the Gardens will host the exhibit, Ancient Climates; a tale of Earth’s climate history.  Developed by Biosphere 2, this exhibit explores all facets of our changing climate and features striking images of earth and space. Children and adults alike will enjoy peering through a microscope and discovering geological wonders.    

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Year of the Tree

September 17, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Internationally known photographer Kate Breakey has been a tree aficionado for as long as she can remember. From her roots (literally!) in rural Southern Australia to the Sonoran Desert that she has called home for 17 years, Kate Breakey has photographed trees on every continent she has ever planted herself on. Known for her luscious hand-colored work, the artist extends her limbs in her recent series, Golden Stardust, using glass and 24k gold leaf.  A variety of her hand-colored work will…

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October 2018

Butterfly Magic

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

October through May 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily Included with Gardens admission This October, Butterfly Magic returns to the Gardens’ Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion!  Always a favorite with first-time visitors and Garden Regulars alike, Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Be sure to check out the Chrysalis Exhibit, a fascinating look into the metamorphic life of a butterfly.  With a little patience, and luck, you may…

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October 4, 2018 - January 4, 2019

Tucson paper artist Mykl Wells, approached us with a concept to create oversized nature-inspired paper lanterns. After commissioning a prototype, and feeling confident that they are in fact waterproof, Mykl and our team will be installing 12-13 paper animals and plants throughout the Gardens. Beautiful in the daylight, and magical in the evening, this exhibition will have special event evening hours four nights a week, beginning October 4th through January 6, 2019. We will be featuring Korean Lanterns in the…

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Feast with the Dearly Departed

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  Tucson Botanical Gardens will once again celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Mexican-American culture with Feast with the Dearly Departed. A traditional Day of the Dead shrine, or ofrenda, for guests to honor loved ones with personal offerings, and mementos, will be set up in the Nuestro Jardin throughout the month of October. Traditional dancing skeletons will also adorn garden pathways and add to the spirit of the event. On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm the…

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