Programs & Events

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Rocks & Geology Guided Walk

August 25, 2018   8:00 a.m.

Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on an informative tour through the arboretum.


Digital Photography Monthly Meet-Up

August 18, 2018   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This fun and informative monthly meet-up, is a place where participants can both share and learn the current trends in digital image processing.


Arizona Birds - Guided Hike with Your Local Expert

August 18   6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Walk the trails at Boyce Thompson with birder Mark Ochs (July 15) or Christina Kondrat-Smith (August 18) as they guide you through a bird wonderland! Learn more about birding and spot incredible species on this morning hike - Remember...The early bird gets the worm!


Arboretum Tree Tour: Sonoran Desert Natives and Exotics from Afar

August 19, 2018   8:00 a.m.

The word "arboretum" is defined as a living collection of trees...Join us to learn about the native and exotic species within the Arboretum.


Butterfly Walk- Learn Species Identification With Ron Rutowski

August 25, 2018   8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Learn about native Arizona butterfly species from your guide, and ASU professor Ron Rutowski. During this slow paced walk, visitors will have a chance to photograph numerous beautifully colored butterfly species in several of the on site gardens.


Historic Photos: Slideshow & Local History

September 2, 2018   10:00 a.m.

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


Learn Your Arizona Lizards- Guided Tour

September 8 & 29, 2018   8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Learn about lizards of the Sonoran Desert during a 90-minute hike through the arboretum.


Painting and Wine Tasting with Carla Keaton

Sept. 9, 2018   12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Let Carla Keaton coach you through your original painting at the Arboretum while sipping a good wine. Take home your original piece to enjoy for years to come!