Boyce Thompson Arboretum is passionate about creating unique, hands-on learning experiences that ignite curiosity and connect visitors and students of all ages to the natural world.
Our school programs are currently on hiatus due to COVID-19. Check back on the Arboretum’s website for updates about new and exciting onsite field trip options, coming soon.
Self guided experiences are available for small educational groups. To arrange a visit, click below to contact us.
Every third Saturday at 11 AM through April, join Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) staff, Jeff Meyers and Cheyenne Dubiach, for a virtual lecture series to learn more about the critters who live in and around the arboretum.
Space is limited.
Pre-register for the entire series and save, or select individual events.
Call (520)689-4512 for more information.
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