Kids Camps & Programs

Opportunities to discover the desert.

Children’s programs give the opportunity to enjoy a variety of unique experiences while discovering the wonders of the Sonoran Desert in a safe and stimulating environment. We integrate a place-based focus on science, art, music, literature and social studies into our programs. 

Schools & Groups

Children & Families

Self-Led Garden Exploration

Expect More Arizona
Together with Expert More Arizona, the Desert Botanical Garden and other arts and cultural organizations came together to create tools for parents to promote literacy through various hands-on and minds-on experiences. 

Desert Detectives Bingo 
Test your observation skills with fun bingo sheets that can be picked up at the admissions booth. Click here to download and print.

Children’s Program Cancelation Policies

  • Refunds are available for cancelations made at least 10 business days prior to the event. Cancelations made less than 10 business days will incur a 30% cancelation fee.  
  • Programs may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.  A full refund will be made in the event the Desert Botanical Garden cancels a program.
  • Refunds will not be issued for missed class sessions or after program start date.
  • A waiver of liability is required for all children’s programs.
  • Please visit Desert Discovery Girl Scouts Program for Girl Scout cancelation policy information.
  • Please visit Field Trip and Self-Guided Tours for those cancelation policies.

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Children and family education programs are generously supported by The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.