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.
Lifelong Learning
Get inspired and learn new skills through one of our programs in art, gardening, photography, science, travel and wellness.
Desert Landscape School
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.
Children, Family & Educators
Families engage in hands-on, nature-based experiences in a fun and safe environment, and teachers can participate in professional development opportunities.
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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Sunday l Jan. 6 l 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.
Session Winter 2018-2019: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN

Family Learning Lab: Letterboxing
Price: $7.00
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Saturday | Dec. 15
Arrive between 9 a.m. - Noon | $7 per child

Take the whole family outdoors and explore nature through letterboxing, which combines solving clues, orienteering, and art journaling for the ultimate scavenger hunt.
Session Winter 2018-2019: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM   CLOSED

Family Learning Lab: Plant Potions
Price: $7.00
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Saturday | Jan. 19
Arrive between 9 a.m. - Noon | $7 per child

Mix, mash, grind, and smash botanical ingredients to create your own, custom-made plant potion! With the help of a caregiver, children use an array of scientific and traditional tools to explore plants harvested from the desert in this highly hands-on experience.
Session Winter 2018-2019: Sat, Jan 19, 2019 9:00AM - 12:00PM   OPEN