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.
Get inspired and learn new skills through one of our programs in art, gardening, photography, 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.
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.

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   (1 AVAIL)

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   (5 AVAIL)

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.