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.
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.
Summer Camp ages 5-12
Each day our campers become scientists as they use their powers of observation in the classroom and on the trail to learn about the world around them. Campers will break out into groups by age to take part in outdoor experiences, children's literature, free choice learning, art projects and more! Snacks are provided. Campers must bring their own sack lunch.

Thank you for your interest in camp! Garden Camp Adventures for Summer 2018 has concluded. Registrations for 2019 will open in February.

Fantastic Beasts of Arizona
Regular Price: $210.00
Member Price: $175.00
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June 3 - 7 OR July 8 - 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(Note correction: Our LEARN catalog incorrectly listed the June 3 - 7 camp at 3 - 6 p.m.)


Discover truly wondrous creatures native to the state of Arizona. Uncover the unique natural history and adaptations of a variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and more through experiments, activities, and wild special guests.

Sky Science
Regular Price: $210.00
Member Price: $175.00
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June 10 - 14 OR July 15 - 19 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What can a pinecone tell you about an incoming storm? How can you make a rainbow on demand? Explore the science and learn the folklore of stars, climatology, and weather of our skies through experiments, arts, and opportunities to create.

Plant Power
Regular Price: $210.00
Member Price: $175.00
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June 17 - 21 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Why would a flower smell like rotting meat? Mimic a little round stone? Catch and swallow prey? Through classic and cutting edge experiments, discover these answers buried in the secret lives of plants, and meet some of the weirdest specimens from around the world.
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 - Fri, Jun 21, 2019 8:30AM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Sensory Science
Regular Price: $210.00
Member Price: $175.00
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June 24 - 28 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fully immerse your senses in nature at the Garden through investigation and play. Measure and mix ingredients to make the slimiest of slimes, enticing aromatic potions, and build unique, musical instruments.
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 - Fri, Jun 28, 2019 8:30AM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Package Deal - Summer Camp 2 Weeks
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $300.00
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Register for two weeks of camp by April 8 and receive a 15 percent discount!

Offer expires April 8. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

Select your camp weeks during checkout.
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Jun 3, 2019 - Mon, Jul 15, 2019 8:30AM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Package Deal - Summer Camp 3 Weeks
Regular Price: $500.00
Member Price: $450.00
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Register for three weeks of camp by April 8 and receive a discount!

Offer expires April 8. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

Select your camp weeks during checkout.
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Jun 3, 2019 - Mon, Jul 15, 2019 8:30AM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Package Deal - Summer Camp 4 Weeks
Regular Price: $650.00
Member Price: $600.00
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Register for four weeks of camp by April 8 and receive a discount!

Offer expires April 8. Programs may be purchased separately at the regular price, subject to availability.

Select your camp weeks during checkout.
Session Summer 2019: Fri, May 3, 2019 - Mon, Jul 15, 2019 8:30AM - 3:00PM   OPEN

Extended Camp
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $16.00
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The science doesn't have to end! Extended Camp offers additional activities through the afternoon. Campers must participate in Summer Day Camp to be eligible for Extended Camp. Snack included. Space is limited.

Select the first day of Extended Camp you wish to purchase. You will have the option to add additional days of Extended Camp on the next page. To purchase a full week of Extended Camp, see below (deal expires April 8).

Package - Fantastic Beasts Extended Camp Week
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $68.00
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June 3 - 7 OR July 8 - 12 | 3 - 6 p.m.

PACKAGE DEAL:
Register for a full week of Extended Camp by April 8 and receive an exclusive 15 percent discount. After April 8, Extended Camp will be available for purchase at regular daily price.

Members: $68 | General Public: $85

Package - Sky Science Extended Camp Week
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $68.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full week of Extended Camp by April 8 and receive an exclusive 15 percent discount. After April 8, Extended Camp will be available for purchase at regular daily price.

Members: $68 | General Public: $85

Package - Plant Power Extended Camp Week
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $68.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full week of Extended Camp by April 8 and receive an exclusive 15 percent discount. After April 8, Extended Camp will be available for purchase at regular daily price.

Members: $68 | General Public: $85
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 - Fri, Jun 21, 2019 3:00PM - 6:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Package - Sensory Science Extended Camp Week
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $68.00
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PACKAGE DEAL: Register for a full week of Extended Camp by April 8 and receive an exclusive 15 percent discount. After April 8, Extended Camp will be available for purchase at regular daily price.

Members: $68 | General Public: $85
Session Summer 2019: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 - Fri, Jun 28, 2019 3:00PM - 6:00PM   (10 AVAIL)
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 registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146/480.481.8121.