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Nature Comes Alive at Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul
Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Tohono Chul offers an enchanting journey into the captivating world of nature through interactive and hands-on exhibits and events for visitors of all ages.

Explore the Gardens

Spend the day exploring Tohono Chul’s 49 acres of natural Tucson desert. Meander along the paths yourself or take a guided tour with surprises and delights at every turn. Stop by the Exhibit Galleries and Museum Shops, or grab a native plant from the Desert Corner Nursery. Indulge in the flavors of the Southwest at the Garden Bistro, boasting locally sourced Sonoran-inspired cuisine with spectacular views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.


Fun and Learning

At Children’s Museum Oro Valley, learning is an adventure filled with laughter. Now that it’s at Tohono Chul, the indoor and outdoor exhibits delve into the rich culture, diverse animal life, and unique flora of the Sonoran Desert. Kids aged five and under receive free admission all year-round!


More Fun At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul also hosts various annual sales and special events that offer even more ways to explore its gardens. Visitors can enjoy seasonal concert series like Jazz Under the Stars, Sundays in the Garden, and the hit summer series, Chillin at the Chul. Families can also take advantage of the chance to enjoy a family movie night at Sonoran Cinema with tickets as low as $2. 


7366 N. Paseo del Norte, 520-742-6455,

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