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Welcome
Enjoy a full range of educational classes and programs for learners of all ages!
Family Classes
Create meaningful memories for the whole family while attending a desert exploration program about native plants and animals. These programs are designed for families with children ages 5 to 12, although children 17 and under are welcome. Prices listed include one child and one adult.

Free Family Playtime
 
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Saturday | Feb 10 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday | March 31 | 9 a.m. - Noon
Saturday | April 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. - 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.

Letterboxing 101
Regular Price: $42.00
Member Price: $35.00
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Saturday / Jan. 20 / 1 - 3 p.m.

Take the whole family outdoors and explore nature through letterboxing, which combines solving clues, orienteering, and art journaling for the ultimate scavenger hunt. This class will provide materials to get you started and facilitate a special on-site adventure. Additional participants are $14 for members, $17 for the general public.

Backyard Birding
Regular Price: $43.00
Member Price: $36.00
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Saturday / Feb. 17 / 1 - 3 p.m.

Hit the trails to take part in one of the biggest citizen science projects in the world, the Great Backyard Bird Count. Garden instructors will show you how to use binoculars, identify common bird species and collect data to help scientists learn more about birds and their ecology. After the walk, make and take home a special treat to entice your own backyard birds. Additional participants are $14 for members, $17 for the general public.
Session Backyard Birding: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Owl Prowl
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
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Saturday | April 1 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy a Garden night hike and get to know the sights and sounds of the night. Look for a myriad of critters that make our desert nights so unique, especially owls, and then special feathered friend will join us for a guest presentation. Program is designed for families with children ages 5-12, although kids ages 17 and under are welcome. Prices listed include one child and one adult. Additional participants are $16 for members, $20 for the general public.
Session Spring 2018: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM   COMING SOON

CANCELLATION POLICY

Refunds are available for cancellations made at least 10 business days prior to the program. Cancellations made within 10 business days will incur a 30% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be issued for missed programs or after the program start date.

A waiver of liability is required for all children and family programs.