Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park Nature Program

Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Learn about and see many reptiles that live naturally in the Sonoran Desert. Listen to our experts talk about the creatures and their adaptions to survive in the desert.


Sunday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina

Sundays featuredImg 8 a.m.

Experienced bird guides lead this bird walk. They will help you spot and identify various birds that live and visit the park. Novices, seasoned birders, and every experience level of birder will enjoy this event.


Catalina State Park - Past, Present, Future

Second and fourth Monday of the month 10 a.m.

Join one of our park volunteers to explore the history of Catalina State Park and its surroundings from the 1850s to today, and get a sneak peek of exciting upgrades planned.


Wednesday Guided Bird Walk at Catalina

Wednesdays featuredImg 8 a.m.

Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.


Catalina Nights

First and Third Friday of the Month featuredImg Varies by Date

Witness Catalina State Park’s nocturnal wildlife and stargaze on a one-mile, guided night hike on the Nature Trail. You’ll learn fun facts about the Sonoran Desert’s nocturnal animals like scorpions, coyotes, and bats. When the stars come out, experience a guided constellation tour featuring a variety of cultures and astronomy facts.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers with special guest Heather Hardy

March 2, 2024 3 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of fine Americana with recording artists Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers with special guest Heather Hardy.


Romero Site Interpretive Hike

First and Third Monday of the Month 9 a.m.

Join our local interpretive guides for a hike to the Romero Ruins. With this program, you'll walk through one thousand years of Hohokam history in 90 minutes.


Star Party at Catalina State Park

May 4 | Oct. 26, 2024 featuredImg Varies by Date

Imagine what you can see with telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association at Catalina State Park! Join us for an exciting, educational Star Party!