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Special Event: family, outdoor, Hiking, For the Family, Nature, Tour
Butterfly Walk
ASU research professor Ron Rutowski points out Pipevine Swallowtail, Empress Leilia, and Queen among dozens of colorful butterflies on his guided 8:30 leisurely, slow-paced tour along garden paths that are wheelchair-accessible, exploring the Arboretum's l...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 8/26/17 at 8:30am-10am
Special Event: For the Family, Hiking, Tour, Nature
Geology Guided Walk with Scott McFadden
Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along the park's main trail on a tour with Professional Geologist Scott McFadden as your guide for a lively tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour! Lea...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 8/26/17 at 8am-9:30am
Special Event: Gardening, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Tour, Nature
"Taste of the Desert’" Guided Ethnobotany Walk with Jim Shepherd
Learn about plants along our Curandero Trail on a leisurely Sunday 8am guided walk with desert plant enthusiast Jim Shepherd. You'll see prickly pear cacti, agaves, mesquite -- and opportunities to taste a few ‘desert edible’ samples ranging from prickly p...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 8/27/17 at 8am-9am
Talks & Readings: For the Family, Talks/Lectures, Walks, Tour
Dragonfly Walk
Narrated dragonfly walks are a chance to learn about these elegant, fascinating insect predators and see them at the Arboretum's Ayer Lake and garden water features. Bring your camera for close-up photos, guides usually net a few dragonflies, allowing gues...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/2/17 at 8:30am
Special Event: Gardening, Nature, History/Science
History of Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Narrated Sunday Walking Tour
You may have explored the gardens and trails of Boyce Thompson Arboretum a dozen times and never crossed paths with the Galapagos Tortoise pens. Take a moment to scan the horizon above Picket Post Mountain, can you imagine cavalry soldiers camped in this r...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/3/17 at 8am
Sat 10/7/17 at 10am
Special Event: Nature, Animals, Children, For the Family, Tour, Education, Green/Environmental
Lizard Walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Popular summertime ‘Lizard Walks’ at the Arboretum aren’t just for kids -- all who enjoy Arizona's most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles are welcome. Casa Grand desert educator ‘Wild Man Phil’ Rakoci guides the reptile walk August 12 featur...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/9/17 at 8am-10:30am
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Education, Trip, Photography
Digital Photography & Image Post Processing Meetup
Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post processing are invited to meet and discuss editing software and tools, critique photos onscreen. Join a freewheeling chat about the art and science of photography Saturday, June 17, starting at...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/16/17 at 9am-11am
Special Event: Tour, Nature, Hiking
Plants of the Bible Land Guided Walk
The Sinai Desert lies roughly at the same latitude as the Sonoran Desert; many of the same plants common in the Middle East thrive in the local climate; pomegranates, figs, palms and olives can be seen at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Volunteer guide and Bible...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/16/17 at 8am-10am
Special Event: Tour, Nature
Trees of the Arboretum - Guided Tour with Miguel Hernandez
An Arboretum is defined as a living collection of trees - what guided tour could be more fitting at Boyce Thompson Arboretum than a once-a-month "Trees of BTA" narrated walk? Miguel Hernandez invites those who love all things sylvan and want to learn more ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/17/17 at 8am-9:15am
Special Event: For the Family, Tour, Nature, Hiking
Butterfly Walk
Adriane Grimaldi points out Pipevine Swallowtail, Empress Leilia, and Queen among dozens of colorful butterflies on her guided 9:00 leisurely, slow-paced tour along garden paths that are wheelchair-accessible, exploring the Arboretum's lovely Hummingbird-B...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/23/17 at 9am-10:30am
Special Event: Nature, For the Family, Children, Tour, Animals
Bye - Bye Buzzards at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
September brings the Autumn Equinox, observed by cultures from the ancient Greeks to Aboriginal Australians - here in Arizona one sure sign of Fall is the departure of the Arboretum’s seasonal resident flock of Turkey Vultures. During the first hour or two...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/23/17 at 7am-11am
Special Event: Nature, For the Family, Walking, Tour
Geology Guided Walk with Steve Semken
Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on a tour with ASU Professor Steve Semken as your guide for a lively tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour! Learn about Pinal sch...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 9/23/17 at 8am-9:30am
Special Event: Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Tour, Nature, Education, Gardening
Sonoran Desert Edible-Medicinal Plants Guided Walk with Dave Morris
Ethnobotanist and Choctaw Nation member Dave Morris shares anecdotes about prickly pear cacti, ratany, agaves, jojobas -- and narrates how native plants have fed, healed & clothed Sonoran desert people for more than 1,000 years. ** Please note: this wa...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 9/24/17 at 8am-9:30am
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Gardening, For the Family, Nature
Fall Plant Sale
Staff experts and master gardener volunteers are on hand to help you choose from a wide selection of cacti and agaves, herbs, trees and shrubs during the Fall Plant Sale October fundraiser at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Annual members save 20-percent on plan...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Fri 10/13/17 - Sun 10/29/17 at 8am-5pm
Special Event: Tour, Nature, For the Family, Hiking
Butterfly Walk
Don't miss the season finale butterfly walk, guided by Adriane Grimaldi; seeking Pipevine Swallowtail, Empress Leilia, and Queen among dozens of colorful butterflies on her guided 9:30 leisurely, slow-paced tour along garden paths that are wheelchair-acces...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 10/28/17 at 9:30am-11am
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Photography, Painting, Gallery, Class/Workshop
Beginning Painting 2 Day Workshop
This workshop, taught by local artist Carla Keaton, is an entry level course designed for the beginning painter wanting to learn the basic techniques of painting, how to properly use the tools and mediums, and how to use color to create a satisfying work o...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 11/11/17 at 9am-3:30pm
    

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