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Aug 28
The Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an evening of glorious visuals at twilight every Thursday, June through August 28th.  ...more
Aug 30
Run along scenic Elgin Road with views of the Huachucca Mountain range, the Bisquit, and rolling grasslands, and finishing up...more
Sep 6
Enjoy an evening concert featuring Annon and the Late Show (Jazzed R&B) at the Trailhead with standard park admission to ...more
Sep 14
The National Kidney foundation of Arizona (NKF AZ) presents a fun and inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to ...more
Sep 20
Arizona State Parks provide fun, educational Star Night Astronomy events! At a typical star night event you can hear a lectur...more
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Plants & Animals

Our Living Desert

Visitors expecting to see desolate wastelands full of sand dunes are often surprised to find our desert lush and teeming with life. Everywhere you look you'll see an amazing variety of plants and animals specially adapted to our very unique habitat. And that's just on the desert floor. A short drive up nearby Mt. Lemmon takes you through seven different eco-systems from a desert environment to Ponderosa Pine forests typical of Canada. In the spring, the desert becomes a spectacular carpet of color from flourishing wildflowers and blooming cactus.
 

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Address: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Contact: Gina Compitello-Moore
Title: Marketing Specialist
Phone: 520-883-1380
Fax: 520-883-2500

Essence of Tranquility

Address: 6074 S. Lebanon Loop, Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: (520) 428-9312
Toll-Free: (877) 895-6810

Pinau Merlin—reconnecting to nature

Address: ,
Contact: Pinau Merlin
Phone: (520) 546-9409

Tohono Chul

Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Contact: Marcia Ring
Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 520-742-6455
Fax: 520-797-1213

Tohono Chul

Address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Contact: Marcia Ring
Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 520-742-6455
Fax: 520-797-1213

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Address: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Contact: Michelle Conklin
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 520-326-9686
Fax: 520-324-0166