Programs & Events

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Yoga-juvenation

Thursday, May 2, 2019   9 a.m.

Enjoy an all-level yoga session with Deborah Joya in the serenity and beauty of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

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Guided Meditation

Thursday, May 2, 2019   10:30 a.m.

The Arboretum’s atmosphere of beauty, peace, nature, and wildlife is the perfect place for the healing practice of meditation.

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History of the Arboretum - Presentation

Saturday, May 4, 2019   10 a.m.

Phoenix historian and author Sylvia Lee guides monthly walking tours while narrating nuggets of Arboretum history while placing her anecdotes in perspective next to 1920s structures, and the very first trees planted here.

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General Tours at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Sundays, May 5, 12,19, 26, 2019   8 a.m.

Join us for a relaxed walk and observe seasonal changes! Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden, and point out colorful plants and birds during this guided nature walk.

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Lizard Walk

Saturday, May 11, 2019   8 a.m.

Join us for a fun-filled nature walk focusing on lizards and other reptiles lead by Audubon naturalist Steven Prager.

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Photography - Walking Workshop

Sunday, May 12, 2019   9-11 a.m.

This is a fun, interactive beginner/intermediate recurring monthly class. Class coaches teach a specific lesson and then we all go out into the arboretum to practice the lesson.

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Digital Photographers Meet

Saturday, May 18, 2019   10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet in the Smith Building lecture room.

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Geology Tour

Saturday, May 25, 2019   8 a.m.

Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on a tour with professional geologist Phil St George as your guide for a lively tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history.

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Edible and Medicinal Plants Tour

Sunday, May 26, 2019   8 a.m.

Dave Morris spent decades studying how native people in Arizona used plant materials and survived in the Sonoran Desert. He's an ethnobotanist, member of the Choctaw nation, a raconteur, and popular guide for this once-a-month walking tour showcasing edible, medicinal and useful plants of the surrounding Sonoran Desert at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior.

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