Garden closes early Dec. 15-17 at 4 p.m. With Last Admission at 3 p.m. Due to Las Noches De Las Luminarias.

Children, Families & Educators

Opportunities to discover.

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

Schools & Groups Cancelation Policy

  • Cancelations must be submitted in writing only to teacherRSVP@dbg.org and confirmed via email by Desert Botanical Garden. 
  • Full refunds are available for cancelations made at least 15 business days prior to scheduled guided tour.
  • Cancelations made less than 15 business days prior to the event will incur a 30% cancelation fee unless rescheduling to a later date.
  • Cancelations made within 5 business days or no-show the day of will not receive a refund even if rescheduling.
  • If the event is canceled by Desert Botanical Garden due to lack of payment, a 30% fee will apply.
  • Tours run as scheduled regardless of weather, unless contacted participants are contacted by Desert Botanical Garden staff either by phone or email. 

Children & Families Program Cancelation Policy

  • 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.
  • Programs run regardless of weather, unless contacted participants are contacted by Desert Botanical Garden staff either by phone or email. 

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