Flashlight Tours

Weekly, Thursday & Saturday through September 3

May 28, 2016 - September 3, 2016

7 - 10 p.m. | Thursdays & Saturdays
Included with membership or paid Garden admission.


  • Call: 480 941.1225, daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

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 all ages.

Please bring your own flashlight. Flashlights will also be available for purchase in the Garden Shop until 8 p.m.

For additional information call 480 941.1225

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

Discovery Stations**

•    Arachnid Encounters: Tarantulas and Scorpions Discovery Station
•    Friendly Flyers: Bat Discovery Station
•    Hear a Hoot: Owl Discovery Station
•    Hop to It! Frog and Toad Discovery Station
•    Let’s Stalk About it: Agave Discovery Station
•    Messy Mesquites: Mesquite Discovery Station
•    Seeking Seeds: Palo Verde Discovery Station
•    Sleep and Scute: Desert Tortoise Discovery Station
•    Slither and Slide: Snake Discovery Station
•    Sonoran Skies: Night Sky Discovery Station
•    Squish and Squeeze: Saguaro Discovery Station
•    Telling Tails: Gecko and Lizard Discovery Station
•    Night Bloomers Discovery Station (June only)
•    Watermelon Snack Station (July only)

Activity Stations**

•    Agave Fiber Bracelets
•    Bat Finger Puppets
•    Constellation Cups
•    Mesquite Pitch Paint
•    Scorpion Hunt

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

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater presents

“Creepy, Crawly, Wild and Woolly” Saturday, June 18 and “Hotel Saguaro” Saturday, July 9


Additional Activities

Flashlight Tour Birthday Parties
Parties offered Thursday and Saturday nights only from May 28 through September 3. For pricing and availability, call 480 481.8159.

Desert in the Dark Girl Scout Badge Program
Girl Scouts will experience the Sonoran Desert at night while learning about stars and nocturnal animals through this self-guided program. Available on select dates June through August. For additional information or to register (March 2016), please visit dbg.org/girlscouts or call 480 481.8121.