Programs & Events

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Geology Walking Tour Guided by Rich Laveille

May 27, 2017   8am

Geologist Rich Leveille takes visitors on the Main Trail to learn about the geology of the area. Compress two billion years of geologic history into one educational hour.

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Butterfly Walk

May 27, 2017   9am

Join us for a guided butterfly walk once-a-month throughout the Summer -- a slow-paced tour where you can see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more.

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Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert Guided Walk

May 28, 2017   8am

Walk the Curandero Trail on a slow-paced tour guided by ethnobotanist and member of the Choctaw nation Dave Morris as he explains how Sonoran desert peoples used local foliage to survive.

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Sunday History Walk with Sylvia Lee

June 4, 2017   8am

Phoenix historian Sylvia Lee narrates this two-hour walking tour focused on the life and times of Colonel William Boyce Thompson and his Arboretum.

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Learn Your Lizards Guided Walk

June 10, 2017   8am

This entertaining guided tour around the gardens is not just for kids -- popular Lizard Walks are for all who enjoy Arizona's most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles.

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Digital Photographers Roundtable: Lightroom, Photoshop, and More

June 17, 2017   9am - 11am

Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet in the Smith Building Lecture room, beginners are definitely welcome to attend this popular recurring meetup.

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Plants of the Bible Land Guided Walk

June 17, 2017   8am

Volunteer tour guide Dave Oberpriller takes visitors through the park touring plants that are found in the Sinai Desert. A leisurely 90-minute tour that is wheelchair accessible.

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Geology Walking Tour Guided by Phil St. George

June 24, 2017   8am

Geologist Phil St. George takes visitors on the Main Trail to learn about the geology of the area. Compress two billion years of geologic history into one educational hour.

LEARN MORE


Butterfly Walk

June 24, 2017   8:30am

Join us for a guided butterfly walk once-a-month throughout the Summer -- a slow-paced tour where you can see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more.

LEARN MORE


Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert Guided Walk

June 25, 2017   8am

Walk the Curandero Trail on a slow-paced tour guided by ethnobotanist and member of the Choctaw nation Dave Morris as he explains how Sonoran desert peoples used local foliage to survive.

LEARN MORE


Sunday History Walk with Sylvia Lee

July 2, 2017   8am

Phoenix historian Sylvia Lee narrates this two-hour walking tour focused on the life and times of Colonel William Boyce Thompson and his Arboretum.

LEARN MORE


Learn Your Lizards Guided Walk

July 8, 29, and 30, 2017   8am

This entertaining guided tour around the gardens is not just for kids -- popular Lizard Walks are for all who enjoy Arizona's most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles.

LEARN MORE


Digital Photographers Roundtable: Lightroom, Photoshop, and More

July 15, 2017   9am - 11am

Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet in the Smith Building Lecture room, beginners are definitely welcome to attend this popular recurring meetup.

LEARN MORE


Plants of the Bible Land Guided Walk

July 15, 2017   8am

Volunteer tour guide Dave Oberpriller takes visitors through the park touring plants that are found in the Sinai Desert. A leisurely 90-minute tour that is wheelchair accessible.

LEARN MORE


Geology Walking Tour Guided by Phil St. George

July 27, 2017   8am

Geologist Rich Leveille takes visitors on the Main Trail to learn about the geology of the area. Compress two billion years of geologic history into one educational hour.

LEARN MORE


Butterfly Walk

July 22, 2017   8:30am

Join us for a guided butterfly walk once-a-month throughout the Summer -- a slow-paced tour where you can see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more.

LEARN MORE


Agave Nectar, Nopalitos and a Taste of Desert Edibles with Jim Shepherd

July 23, 2017   8am

Learn about plants along our Curandero Trail on a leisurely guided walk with desert plant enthusiast Jim Shepherd. Plus, you'll have a chance to taste a few ‘desert edible’ samples ranging from prickly pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour, and agave nectar.

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Digital Photographers Roundtable: Lightroom, Photoshop, and More

August 19, 2017   9am - 11am

Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet in the Smith Building Lecture room, beginners are definitely welcome to attend this popular recurring meetup.

LEARN MORE


Butterfly Walk

August 26, 2017   8:30am

Join us for a guided butterfly walk once-a-month throughout the Summer -- a slow-paced tour where you can see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more.

LEARN MORE


Digital Photographers Roundtable: Lightroom, Photoshop, and More

September 16, 2017   9am - 11am

Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet in the Smith Building Lecture room, beginners are definitely welcome to attend this popular recurring meetup.

LEARN MORE