Programs & Events

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Digital Photographers Meet

Saturday, August 17, 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.


Butterfly Walk

Saturday, August 17, 2019   8:30 a.m.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a hub for local pollinators, making it a perfect place to learn about butterflies in the great outdoors!


Geology Tour

Saturday, August 24, 2019   8 a.m.

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


Edible and Medicinal Plants Tour

Sunday, August 25, 2019   8 a.m.

Did wind-blown pollen from jojoba shrubs prompt you to reach for the anti-histamines last month? Spring flowers on these ubiquitous shrubs should produce a crop of seeds during mid-Summer; if your only familiarity with jojoba is from skin lotion, be here Saturday afternoon to learn a few more uses for these wax-packed seeds.


Lizard Walk

Saturday, August 31, 2019   8 a.m.

Arizona lizards do comical pushups to display their blue bellies - attend a tour guided by expert naturalists.


Arboretum Members Only - Bat Night

Saturday, September 21, 2019   7-10 p.m.

"Bat Night" with Arizona Game & Fish is your chance to see these fascinating creatures up close. Join AZGF field biologists here at the Arboretum for an unforgettable members-only event.