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Enjoy a full range of educational classes and programs for learners of all ages!
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.

Free Family Playtime
 
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Sunday | Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Discover what the Desert Botanical Garden has to offer you and your child through our new playtime program. Drop in any time between 9 a.m. and noon to explore our indoor and outdoor classrooms at your own pace and encourage your child to engage in free choice and self-led nature play opportunities. Garden staff will be present to answer questions about our children and family programming.

Baby Boojums - Fall
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $58.00
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Introduce your little ones to the wonders of nature through exploration, movement and song. Garden instructors will guide you and your child in developing hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and curiosity in the Sonoran Desert. Limit 12 children each with accompanying adult.

Baby Boojums Tuesday Package - 6-18 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year (Fall, Winter, Spring) by Aug. 24 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Tuesday sessions for 6 - 18 months.

Fall Dates: Sept. 11 - Oct. 2
Winter Dates: Feb. 19 - March 12
Spring Dates: May 7 - 28
Session 2018-19 Package: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 9:30AM - 10:30AM   (9 AVAIL)

Baby Boojums Tuesday Package - 18-30 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Aug. 24 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Tuesday sessions for 18 - 30 months.

Fall Dates: Sept. 11 - Oct. 2
Winter Dates: Feb. 19 - March 12
Spring Dates: May 7 - 28
Session 2018-19 Package: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 11:00AM - 12:15PM   (10 AVAIL)

Baby Boojums Friday Package - 6-18 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year (Fall, Winter, Spring) by Aug. 24 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Friday sessions for 6 - 18 months.

Fall Dates: Sept. 14 - Oct. 5
Winter Dates: Feb. 22 - March 15
Spring Dates: May 10 - May 31
Session 2018-19 Package: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 9:30AM - 10:30AM   OPEN

Baby Boojums Friday Package - 18-30 months
Regular Price: $180.00
Member Price: $150.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Aug. 24 and receive an exclusive discount! This package is for Friday sessions for 18 - 30 months.

Fall Dates: Sept. 14 - Oct. 5
Winter Dates: Feb. 22 - March 15
Spring Dates: May 10 - May 31
Session 2018-19 Package: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 11:00AM - 12:15PM   OPEN

Seedlings - Fall
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $145.00
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Young children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers explore the wonders of the desert through stories, projects and nature walks in our preschool program. Garden instructors lead a different theme each season with weekly lessons exploring native plants, animals and their interactions between each other. Snack included. Limit 12 children each with accompanying adult.

Seedlings Package - Tuesdays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Sept. 28 and receive an exclusive discount!

Offer expires Sept. 28. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

This package is for Tuesday sessions.

Fall Dates: Oct. 9 - Nov. 13
Winter Dates: Jan. 8 - Feb. 12
Spring Dates: March 26 - April 30
Valid: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 - Tue, Apr 30, 2019   OPEN

Seedlings Package - Wednesdays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Sept. 28 and receive an exclusive discount.

Offer expires Sept. 28. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

This package is for Wednesday sessions.

Fall Dates: Oct. 10 - Nov. 14
Winter Dates: Jan 9 - Feb 13
Spring Dates: March 27 - May 1
Valid: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 - Wed, May 1, 2019   OPEN

Seedlings Package - Thursdays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Sept. 28 and receive an exclusive discount.

Offer expires Sept. 28. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

This package is for Thursday sessions.

Fall Dates: Oct. 11 - Nov. 15
Winter Dates: Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
Spring Dates: March 28 - May 2
Valid: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 - Thu, May 2, 2019   OPEN

Seedlings Package - Fridays
Regular Price: $445.00
Member Price: $370.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full year by Sept. 28 and receive an exclusive discount.

Offer expires Sept. 28. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

This package is for Friday sessions.

Fall Dates: Oct. 12 - Nov. 16
Winter Dates: Jan. 11 - Feb. 15
Spring Dates: March 29 - May 3
Valid: Fri, Oct 12, 2018 - Fri, May 3, 2019   (10 AVAIL)