Welcome
The Garden classroom stays open year-round and hosts an array of programs led by experts who draw inspiration from our plant collections and the desert environment. Mobile users: Find the members login in the menu to the right.

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Get inspired and learn new skills through one of our programs in art, gardening, photography, history, science, travel and wellness.
Gain skills and confidence to get the job done in all aspects of desert landscaping, plus earn a credential after you successfully complete all the certificate programs.
Families engage in hands-on, nature-based experiences in a fun and safe environment, and teachers can participate in professional development opportunities.
Early Childhood Programs
Most brain development in children happens in the first eight years, and much of it in the first three. Nature education programs at the Garden are a fantastic way to promote your child's development.

For questions on registering children between the ages of 30-36 months, please contact Lauren Marks, Informal Science Education Coordinator at 480-481-8123.

Baby Boojums - Fall
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $58.00
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Caregivers and children ages 6-30 months discover firsthand how sensory-based experiences in nature can guide early childhood development, and strengthen bonds with each other and with the Sonoran Desert. Registration includes one caregiver and one child.

Class activities vary according to age and development milestones. For ages 6-18 months or those who are sitters and crawlers, we recommend the 9:30-10:30 a.m. class. For ages 18-30 months or those who are strong walkers, we recommend the 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. class.

Baby Boojums - Winter
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $58.00
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Caregivers and children ages 6-30 months discover firsthand how sensory-based experiences in nature can guide early childhood development, and strengthen bonds with each other and with the Sonoran Desert. Registration includes one caregiver and one child.

Class activities vary according to age and development milestones. For ages 6-18 months or those who are sitters and crawlers, we recommend the 9:30-10:30 a.m. class. For ages 18-30 months or those who are strong walkers, we recommend the 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. class.

Seedlings - Winter
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $145.00
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Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers explore the wonders of our desert through nature-based activities and guided walks on the trails. Snack included. Registration includes one caregiver and one child.


 
Teacher Workshops
The Desert Botanical Garden is committed to high quality education. We offer a variety of resources to support teachers and students in and out of the classroom. Our teacher workshops vary in subject, but are always standards-based, hands-on and fun! See the descriptions below to find an engaging workshop to inspire you and your classroom curriculum.

Teachers Rise and Shine
 
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Join us for a wild morning exploring the Wild Rising by Cracking Art exhibition while completing fun art activities from our new guided field trip Wild Designs: Exploring Elements of Art in Nature. Stop in at the Teachers' Lounge to relax and enjoy some treats.

Advance registration is encouraged. Open to K-8 teachers, educators, administrators, and homeschool educators. Registration includes admission for one educator and one guest. Adults only, please.
Session Teachers Rise and Shin: Sat, Nov 23, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN

 
Girl Scouts
The Girl Scout Program creates a fun and memorable experience for Girl Scouts as they learn about life in the desert. These event-style programs welcome all Girl Scout levels along with leaders, parents and family members. Pre-registration is required for all attending.

Girl Scouts: Nature Art
Price: $10.00
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Saturday | Dec. 14 | 10 a.m. - noon

Learn how nature can be used to inspire art with your senses. Girl Scouts interpret, design and create nature inspired art in the Garden and earn a participation patch.

Please select the quantity for all attendees in your order, including scouts and accompanying family members.
Session Nature Art 2019: Sat, Dec 14, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN

Girl Scouts: Bugs and Beyond
Price: $10.00
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Saturday | Apr. 18 | 10 a.m. - Noon

It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's a bug. Girl Scouts explore through close observation and hands-on activities what makes a bug an insect and why we need them for our survival. Scouts will use microscopes to get face-to-face with these fascinating insects, and earn a participation patch.

Please select the quantity for all attendees in your order, including scouts and accompanying family members.
Session Bugs and Beyond Spring: Sat, Apr 18, 2020 10:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN

Girl Scouts: Bountiful Butterflies
Price: $10.00
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Saturday | May 9 | 10 a.m. - noon

Metamorphose into a beautiful butterfly as you journey through the lifecycle of a butterfly and learn what a butterfly needs in order to survive and thrive. Scouts search for each part of the lifecycle, visit the Garden's butterfly pavilion, and earn a unique participation patch.

Please select the quantity for all attendees in your order, including scouts and accompanying family members.
Session Bountiful Butterflies : Sat, May 9, 2020 10:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN

 
Spring Break Camp
Children in grades K-6 become scientists as they use their powers of observation to learn about the world around them. Garden instructors encourage exploratory learning in a fun and safe environment. Each day of camp brings new adventures in outdoor experiences, children's art and literature, free choice learning and more.

Extended Camp is now available as an add-on product when you register for Spring Break Camp.

Wings and Wildflowers
Regular Price: $225.00
Member Price: $180.00
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Your child will become a budding botanist as we examine flowers, bugs and birds during this week-long camp session. Each day packs new nature-based adventures, art projects, and creativity into engaging and educational experiences Snacks included. Campers must bring their own lunch each day.

Please select the group with your child's grade level in the drop-down menu below to continue with your registration. This may mean you must complete multiple registrations if you have children spanning multiple age groups. This helps us ensure that friends and family members are in their preferred groups. Thank you!

Extended Camp is available as an add-on when you register for Spring Break Camp.

Refund Policy
To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to lmarks@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8123/480.481.8151.

 
Teens in the Garden
During monthly gatherings throughout the school year, teens will learn first-hand what careers and experiences await them at botanical gardens and similar institutions.

Applications are required to be submitted and accepted prior to registration.

Teens in the Garden 2019-2020
Price: $50.00
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Teens in the Garden Program is a year-long program that focuses on mounthly volunteer service learning projects, career building opportunities, and exploring nature and fun with science.

Registration fee: $50 per year.
Meeting dates: First Saturdays of the month during the school year
Time: 1- 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact jbello@dbg.org
Valid: Sat, Oct 5, 2019 - Sat, May 2, 2020   (17 AVAIL)