Explore the wonders of nature at the Gardens during our Family Fun Days, Summer Camps and other programs.



Youth Horticulture Club

The Youth Horticulture Club is a service-learning opportunity for high school students seeking graduation credit or apprenticeship and mentoring experiences. Joining our Youth Horticulture Club allows students to learn about biology related careers, to engage in horticulture activities and to learn indigenous methods of farming and agriculture. The club is responsible for cultivating a native crops garden, organizing educational meetings with community horticulture experts and engaging in multi-generational dialogue about gardening techniques and careers.  Students democratically govern themselves through a teen governance board. We will work with each student to meet his or her individual needs and school requirements.

Please contact Sandra Casad at education2@tucsonbotanical.org or call 520-326-9686 *31 to learn more and to apply to participate.


STEMtember Girl Scouts Day at the Gardens

Saturday, 9/28, 9 am—12 pm, $7 per person

preregistration required

Tucson Botanical Gardens invites you to spend the morning honing your naturalist and earning Legacy: Naturalist badges including: Bugs (Brownie/Daisy), Flowers (Junior), Gardener (Junior), Trees (Cadette) and Water (Ambassador).  Our staff and volunteers will lead Girl Scouts through hands-on activities so that you can easily complete your badges at home.

Preregister Here


Children’s Field Journal

Pick-up a map of the Gardens made just for kids and families during your next visit.  The map highlights some of our favorite areas for children and includes prompts to encourage more careful observation in each garden.  Bring a pencil/pen to fill in and personalize your map.