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Electric Desert

DATES: October 12, 2018 – May 12, 2019
PRICE: Member reservations and general public tickets now available.

For the month of December, Electric Desert is included with Las Noches de las Luminarias. Book your Luminaria tickets here

REMINDER: The Garden is closed in the evening on Dec. 24 and for the entire day on Dec. 25 for the holidays. Please do not purchase admission for this exhibit on Dec. 24 or 25.

The Garden closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Members | Free

Electric Desert Only
Adults ages 17+ | Ranges from $24.95 – $29.95
Youth ages 3 – 17 | Ranges from $12.95 – $15.95

Daytime + Electric Desert
Adults ages 17+ | $34.95 – $39.95
Youth ages 3 – 17 | $19.95 – $22.95
Children under 3 – FREE

Sunday – Wednesday | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday | 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

We invite you to see desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before. Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the Garden using light and original music. This is Klip Collective’s second garden installation; the first was at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Electric Desert includes seven site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden.

About Klip Collective
Founded in 2003, Klip Collective is an experiential video shop that uses virtual reality, projection mapping, storytelling and soundscapes to create captivating, immersive sensory experiences on behalf of institutions, corporate clients and cultural partners. Philadelphia-born but globally based, Klip Collective has created projection experiences in a diverse array of environments across the world.

*Please be aware that Electric Desert includes light and video projections, which may be problematic for individuals with light and sensory sensitivity, photosensitive epilepsy or other visual conditions.
*Garden plant scientists can assure that the lights used in the Electric Desert will not damage the plants in any foreseeable way. Specifically, the lights used in the exhibit will not heat the plant tissues above normal nighttime temperatures, do not use light sources that are harmful to plant tissues (such as ultraviolet radiation), and are not intense enough to interrupt circadian rhythms of plant metabolic processes.
*Garden staff have consulted with animal experts at partner affiliations, which have confirmed that there are no biological concerns about the exhibition in regards to the well-being of the animals. 



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Vibrant paintings by Arizona-based artist Frank Gonzales explore pollinators and natural elements from the Sonoran Desert.

Electric Desert

October 12, 2018 – May 12, 2019

See desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before, where cactus and desert become a living canvas.

NEW BLOOM: Industrial Nature by Michelle Stitzlein

Feb 1 - May 5, 2019

Desert Botanical Garden presents sculpture created with found materials from the imagination of artist Michelle Stitzlein. The impressive, large-scale works promote recycling through transforming simple objects into dynamic, natural forms.

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

This month, the Garden closes at 4 p.m. (last admission 3 p.m.) and reopens at 5:30 p.m. for Luminaria ticketholders.