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Garden Flashlight Tours


May 23, 2015 - September 5, 2015 | 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursdays & Saturdays | Throughout Garden

Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening of exploration! Flashlight tours are a sensory experience where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the Garden’s trails to a variety of discovery stations (see below) is perfect for families and children of all ages.

Included with membership or paid Garden admission.

Please bring your own flashlight. Flashlights will also be available for purchase in the Garden Shop until 9 p.m.

For additional information call 480 481.8188

For information about other tours or special group tour rates, visit the Tours & Activities page.

Discovery Stations*

  • Agave Discovery Station
  • Saguaro Discovery Station 
  • Mesquite Discovery Station
  • Palo Verde Discovery Station
  • Night Bloomers Station (May & June)
  • Insect Discovery Station
  • Tarantula and Scorpion Discovery Station
  • Gecko/Lizard Discovery Station
  • Snake Discovery Station
  • Desert Tortoise Discovery Station 
  • Frog/Toad Discovery Station
  • Night Birds/Bats Discovery Station
  • Naked Eye Sky Discovery Station

*Discovery stations vary each evening and are based upon on volunteer staff availability.

Additional Activities

Flashlight Tour Birthday Parties
Looking for something adventurous and educational for your child’s birthday this summer? Make your reservation today for a Flashlight Tour birthday party! Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Parties offered on Thursday and Saturday nights only from May 24 through August 30. For pricing and availability, call 480 481.8159.

Desert in the Dark: Girl Scout Badge Program
Program fee: $9 / scout and $9 / chaperone
What is our 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 on select dates June through August. All levels of Girls Scouts are welcome. For more info or to regsiter, click here.


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