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Ancient Climates

September 15, 2018 - February 13, 2019

Four and a half billion years of climatology Opening September 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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July 2018

Frida Kahlo’s Brithday

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 4:30 pm

All guests with paid admission (and members) on July 6, 2018, will receive a special Frida gift (while supplies last). Enjoy an 8am tour of the Gardens or a 12pm presentation indoors (to avoid the summer heat) to learn more about Frida Kahlo, who shared her keen appreciation of nature through the design of her home garden at the Casa Azul and the use of botanical imagery in her artwork. For the month of July, we will be hosting a…

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October 2018

SACA Ceramics Show

October 20 - October 21

Southern Arizona Clay Artists (SACA) is presenting a ceramics show with the help of the Tucson Botanical Gardens as a venue for artists to present their work, whether whimsical, sculptural or just functional, to the public. This show gives the public a chance to support local artists by browsing and buying their art work. Event takes place in the Pavilion, and admission to the ceramics show is free. Admissions to the Gardens will be discounted if any purchase is made at…

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Wil Taylor: Flowers of the Field

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cafe Botanica, 2150 North Alvernon Way
Tucson , 85712
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An Exhibition Featuring Original Paintings of Desert Blossoms Experience original paintings featuring an array of desert blossoms by artist Wil Taylor. The exhibit is located in the Tucson Botanical Garden's Cafe Botanica and will be on display through January. Opening Reception Friday Oct. 26th // 5:30pm - 8pm   Exhibit and Opening Reception included in Garden admission

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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 Feast…

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November 2018

Fall Harvest Family Fun Day

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way + Google Map

Bring the whole family and enjoy the theme of Fall Harvest with arts and crafts, learn about wildlife, bats and trees through hands-on activities that explore the natural bounty of the Sonoran Desert. Watch a seasonal award-winning movie by Louie Schwartzberg, learn about natural fibers by weaving a small tapestry, visit our butterfly greenhouse, make a butterfly ornament and more! This event is included with regular Garden admission.  

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Green Friday

November 23

Join the Gardens for Green Friday in the Gift Shop with special discounts, holiday shopping, and free treats with hot cocoa! Doors open early at 7:30am and the first 25 guests will receive a coupon for up to 50% off store merchandise. Garden members will receive 25% off between 7:30am and 8:30am, after 8:30am members will receive 15% off* merchandise. Decorative trees will be buy one get one 50% off*. *not to be combined with any other coupons

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Master Weaver Alex Martinez: Zapotec Rug Sale

November 23 - November 29
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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Zapotec Rug Sale Come meet Master Weaver Alex Martinez, view his incredible collection of hand-woven Zapotec rugs, and purchase one for yourself! Visit the Gardens during our regular and evening Garden hours from November 23rd through November 29th to attend this event.

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Giving Tuesday

November 27

Tucson Botanical Gardens - where your gift comes to life! Find glorious nature in the center of the city. Give this Giving Tuesday. Click here to donate to the Gardens today.

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Luminaria Nights

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 8:30 pm

Luminaria Nights Returns! Celebrate the holiday season with 3,000 candle-lit luminarias and 22 Korean lanterns as they adorn the Tucson Botanical Gardens. See snowfall in our Exhibit Garden next to a 10-foot tall Christmas tree made up of 150 blooming poinsettias*. Bring the kids for storytelling and photos with the Grinch! Performances will feature local musicians each night. Seasonal food and drinks will be available from our very own Cafe Botanica, as well as many of Tucson's favorite food trucks.…

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December 2018

Augustin Cruz Prudencio: Woodcarving Demo and Art Sale

December 5 - December 6
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson, 85712
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Augustin Cruz Prudencio Woodcarving Demo and Art Sale Join us as we celebrate the talent and creativity of Oaxacan master carver Augustin Cruz Prudencio. View live demonstrations, speak with the artist, and purchase a piece for your home! About the Artist Agustin Cruz Prudencio is an active participant in the thriving woodcarving tradition in Oaxaca. He resides in the village of San Agustin de la Juntas outside the capital city of Oaxaca where he works with his father Agustin Cruz…

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