Docent Tours and Demonstrations

Make the most of your visit with a tour or interpretive demonstration from a docent, who will introduce you to the wonders of the Sonoran Desert region.

Bird Walk 7:30 a.m. (June-Sept) Note: There will be no tours on the first Thursday of each month, due to Docent Training
October 5, 2023
November 2, 2023
December 7, 2023
January 4, 2024
February 1, 2024
March 7, 2024
April 4, 2024
May 2, 2024
8:30 a.m. (Oct-May)
Desert Discovery Tours 8:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. (June-Sept)
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (Oct-May)
(Excluding Nov 24-27, and Dec 23-Jan 1)
A docent interprets a native snake to a young child

Complimentary Daily Tours

Bird Walk

With over half the bird species in North America found here, southeastern Arizona is a birding hotspot for bird watchers from around the world. On this walk, you'll be introduced to many local native species like verdin, cactus wrens, Gila woodpeckers, curved-billed thrashers, Gambel's quail and Costa's hummingbirds. You'll learn about migration, nesting behaviors and other facts about native birds. This is a great opportunity for experienced birders to add species to their life bird lists and for beginners to learn identification techniques. For Tucson newcomers, it's the perfect way to become familiar with their new avian neighbors. Binoculars recommended!

Desert Discovery Tour

Make the most of your visit with a personal guide who will introduce you to the wonders of the Sonoran Desert region, the lushest desert on Earth. During this tour you'll be introduced to the five seasons of the Sonoran Desert and the diversity of its ecosystems. Your guide will reveal some of the desert's interconnected relationships between geology, geography, climate, plants, animals and people.

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