Programs & Events
Oracle State Park
Self-guided tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House
Visit the park office/gift-shop and take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home.
Guided Tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 a.m.
Drop in for a guided tour of the Historic Kannally Ranch House. Tours last about 45 minutes and include a ton of interesting information about this historic family and their time in Oracle.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 1 p.m.
Join local mineralogist, Wolfgang Mueller, for a program in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House on gems, minerals, and the copper industry of Arizona.
Prickly Pear Fruit Processing Workshop
Saturday, August 31, 2019 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Learn about the wonders of the prickly pear cactus, with some discussion of prickly pear medicine. With blender and straining equipment, we will demonstrate a relatively quick and simple method to process prickly pear at home.
Seasonal Changes at the Park
Saturday, September 14, 2019 2 p.m.
Join Hilary Cox on a virtual tour through seasonal changes in vegetation at Oracle State Park. Learn more about interrelationships between plants, insects, birds and the weather.
Dark Sky Program, Live Music and Star Party
Saturday, September 21, 2019 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Special guest speaker Michael Weasner will offer a presentation on the potential for the town of Oracle to become an International Dark Sky Community, followed by live music and a star party.
Beetles of Arizona
Saturday, September 28, 2019 6 - 8 p.m.
Join Margarethe Brummermann, PhD, at the historic Kannally Ranch House for a slide show presentation including spectacular images from her photographic collection.
Roadrunners and Cuckoos, with Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, October 19, 2019 3 p.m.
Roadrunners and cuckoos are members of the same odd family of birds. These species play a significant role in human culture for good reasons – they exhibit extraordinary behavior. The class will be followed by a Guided Bird Walk at 4 p.m.
Birding and Breakfast
Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:00 a.m.
Join Kathe Anderson, resident birding expert, on an early morning walk through Oracle State Park in search of the various bird species that call this beautiful place home, followed by a special breakfast on the patio.
November 2-3, 2019
Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!