Tucson Botanical Garden Tour

2150 N Alvernon Way | Tucson, AZ 85712

 

Tours are held on select Monday and Wednesdays during the 2018-19 school year. See below for details.

An Urban Oasis in the heart of Tucson, The Tucson Botanical Gardens sits on 5 ½ acres with 17 different, residentially scaled Gardens. Schools will choose from a preselected list of tour dates. Depending on the date chosen, the tour will focus on available exhibits in the garden.

Tour Option #1: Butterfly Magic and Luminous: An Oversized Glowing Garden Experience by Artist Mykl Wells

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, colorful dart frogs, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Also on display will be the Chrysalis Exhibit, a fascinating look into the metamorphic life of a butterfly. With a little patience, and luck, you may see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis for the very first time! With a constantly changing and growing display, and new varieties of butterflies being added regularly, Butterfly Magic is never the same experience twice!

Tucson paper artist Mykl Wells,  will be installing multiple paper animals and plants throughout the Gardens for the exhibit Luminous: An Oversized Glowing Garden Experience. Nature-inspired art will also be on display in the garden’s galleries.

Availability: Tours are held on select dates October ’18 – December ’18
Max. Group Size: 85 per tour
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 120 minutes
Tour Start Time: 10:00 am

Tour Option #2: Butterfly Magic and Kate Breakey’s Series on Tulips 

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, colorful dart frogs, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Also on display will be the Chrysalis Exhibit, a fascinating look into the metamorphic life of a butterfly. With a little patience, and luck, you may see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis for the very first time! With a constantly changing and growing display, and new varieties of butterflies being added regularly, Butterfly Magic is never the same experience twice!

Kate Breaky’s Series on Tulips will be featured in the Friends House Gallery.

Availability: Tours are held on select dates January ’19 – April ’19
Max. Group Size: 85 per tour
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 120 minutes
Tour Start Time: 10:00 am

 

Additional Information

Lunch Options: Groups are welcome to bring snacks or a bag lunch to enjoy after their tour.

Teacher Resources for Visiting the Gardens

Butterfly Magic Emergence Kit and Lessons

Tucson Botanical Garden Tour