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Get ready to get inspired amid the natural wonders of the desert with Desert Botanical Garden’s educational classes, trips, camps and resources for children, adults and teachers. Connect with the desert like never before with:


Learn more about the Garden’s many educational opportunities:

Adult Classes & Trips

Browse and find the classes that interest you most like photography, cooking, gardening and more. We also offer Your Desert Home – A Gardening Program. This program is designed for the home hobbyist interested in plants and is geared toward those wanting to learn more about low-desert gardening and techniques. View Adult Education Cancellation and Refund Policies

Kids Camps & Programs

Learn about the Garden’s enriching Seedlings Preschool, register for kids camps, discover the fun of learning labs or register to become a teen volunteer.

Field Trips & Self-Guided Tours

Give students and kids of all ages an unforgettable hands-on learning experience with one of the Garden’s many field trips and self-guided tours.

Digital Learning for Students and Teachers

Learn about the desert from your computer, download teaching materials, explore a virtual habitat and more.

Desert Landscape School

Receive in-depth training in horticultural techniques and landscaping.


Find out more about our scholarships for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

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Monarch & Milkweed Saturdays

Monarch butterflies are in decline and need our help. Come learn about monarch conservation and how you can take action each Saturday during the Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit.  Each Saturday attendees will learn how to create their own Monarch Waystation, participate in a tagging demonstration in the Butterfly Pavilion and go on a butterfly walk with a naturalist.

  • Every Saturday September 27 –
    November 8 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Included with paid Garden admission. Free for members with current member ID card.
  • No RSVP required. First come, first served. (Limit 25 people per walk)



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