Programs & Events

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Tree Tour with Certified Arborist Jeff Payne

November 19, 2017   1:30pm

If you love all things sylvan and want to learn more about trees – don’t miss this relaxed, slow-paced tour featuring Arboretum staff; a chance to learn about trees both native to the Sonoran Desert and exotic, with a skilled professional's tips on tree care and horticulture.

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Thanksgiving Weekend Fall Foliage Finale Festival

November 25 - 26, 2017   11am - 3pm

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is THE place for Arizona's Fall Foliage Finale; leaves in the famous grove of pistachio trees usually change one glorious month after the colorful aspen and maple leaves have already fallen and denuded trees of Arizona's higher elevation deciduous forests – perfectly timed to be at peak color during the latter two weeks of November, and Thanksgiving weekend.

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Geology Walking Tour Guided by Rich Leveille

November 25, 2017   1:30pm

Learn about Pinal schist, the volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and the Apache Leap tuff.

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Bird Walk with Cindy West and Cindy Marple

November 26, 2017   8:30am

Join your guides Cindy West and Cindy Marple for a bird walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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Friday Bird Walk with Lisa and Peggy

December 1, 2017   8:30am

Join your guides Lisa and Peggy for a bird walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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Bird Walk with Troy Corman and Cindy Marple

December 2, 2017   8:30am

Join your guides Troy Corman and Cindy Marple for a bird walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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Home Schoolers - Edible and Medicinal Desert Plants

December 7, 2017   11am - 1pm

Homeschool families will gather on special days where kids can learn during the same programs and guided tours popular with thousands of public school kids.

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Home School Days: Edible and Medicinal Desert Plants

December 7, 2017   11am - 1pm

Homeschool families are invited to gather on special days where they can  partake of the same programs and guided tours popular with thousands of public school kids.

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Bird Walk with Charles Babbitt, Kathe Anderson and Cindy West

December 10, 2017   8:30am

Join your guides Charles Babbitt, Kathe Anderson and Cindy West for a bird walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

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