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

Family Fun Days

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 22

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Cost: Included with admission

Join us for a special day just for children and their families!  Our knowledgeable docents will help children connect to nature and the natural world with games, crafts, and presentations throughout the Gardens.


Summer Camps

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is excited to offer three summer camps in 2017.  Please see descriptions and online registration form below.  (You will receive an email confirmation if your online registration is successful.  Please keep an eye out for an error message after you click “submit”.)

Budding Botanist Camp

For children ages 5 – 8

Session 1:  June 12 – 16

Session 2: June 19 – 23

Time: 8 a.m. to noon each day

Cost: $100, $80 Members

Tucson Botanical Gardens offers a tranquil and shady setting for growing anappreciation of nature and exploring the ecology of plants, insects, and other garden dwellers. Campers will spend each morning conducting experiments, journaling, and playing games to expand their understanding of the flora and fauna at the Gardens. Camps are limited to 15 per session.

Plant Power Summer Camp!

For children ages 9 – 12

Date: July 10 – 14

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

Cost: $150, $120 Members

Plants play a major role in our everyday lives.  Join us for a weeklong exploration of human interactions with plants. Campers will gain a renewed admiration for nature in a tranquil and shady setting. They will learn about Sonoran Desert ecology, conduct experiments to understand how plants work, practice caring for a garden, and express their creativity with painting and journaling.  Registration is limited to 18 campers.

Plant Scene Investigators – P.S.I.

For children ages 9 – 12

Date: July 24-28

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

Cost: $150, $120 Members

For those campers who have previously participated in Plant Power Summer Camp or for those learners who are ready for the next level of plant exploration, join us for a week of S.T.E.M.-inspired problem solving! Campers will investigate plant mysteries, use science and technology, and design solutions to creative problems! Snacks, free play, games and crafts will also be a part of this fun week. Registration is limited to 20 campers.