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Our Girl Scout Desert Discovery Program will create a fun and memorable experience for Girl Scouts as they learn about life in the desert. Girls will experience nature first-hand and will connect with each other and our desert community. Participants of each tour will receive a participation patch as they complete activities that help them fulfill requirements to earn Girl Scout badges.

Last Chance! Sonoran Survivors | Register

Program fee: $9/scout and $9/chaperone

So little water! So very hot! Scouts will learn about the Sonoran Desert, and how plants and animals are able to thrive in such an extreme environment. Available select dates from October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are welcome. (This tour will be retired at the end of the 2014-15 season).

Bountiful Butterflies | Register

Program fee: $10/scout and $10/chaperone

Scouts will learn about the life cycle and habitats of butterflies and visit the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Available select dates from October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are welcome.

Bugs and Beyond | Register

Program Fee: $9/scout and $9/chaperone

Insects and other invertebrates thrive in the desert. Scouts will explore numerous desert habitats while learning how to identify five different insect species. Available select dates from October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors are welcome.

Desert in the Dark | Register

Program fee: $9 / scout and $9 / chaperone

What is the desert like in the dark? Scouts will experience the Sonoran Desert at night while learning about the stars and nocturnal animals through this self-guided program. Available Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 - 9 p.m., June through August. All levels of Girls Scouts are welcome.

Program Capacity

The Garden reserves the right to combine Troops and Individual Girl Members to minimum program requirements of 7 participants for any given program. If minimum participation is not met for a date/time, the Garden will offer date/time for reschedule.

Chaperone policy is no more than 1 adult for every 2 scouts at the reduced admission price. Chaperones in excess of this will be charged regular admission fees. Tag-along siblings and children in strollers are not permitted on the guided tours.

Paying for your field trip

Full payment or approved purchase order is due no later than 12 business days after your confirmation letter is emailed. Memberships and coupons may not be used toward guided tours as they are considered a special event. Make checks payable to Desert Botanical Garden and note the troop and confirmation numbers from your letter.

Send check payment to:
Desert Botanical Garden
Attn: Business Office
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
  Call or email Credit Card payment:
Children’s Registrar
Email: teacherrsvp@dbg.org
Phone: 480 481.8121



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