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Special Event: Nature, For the Family, Green/Environmental, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, arboretum, Tour
Daily Guided Walking Tours of the Arboretum's 1.5 Mile Main Trail
Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona's oldest (and largest) botanical garden, point out colorful plants and birds at Eleven o’Clock on guided tours daily from January-through-March. Join a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes - engaging ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Mon 2/19/18 - Wed 2/28/18 at 11am
Thu 3/1/18 - Mon 4/30/18 at 10am
Art: Textiles, Class/Workshop
Beginning Crochet Class
Cindy Adams launched a Monday needlework/knitting group at Boyce Thompson Arboretum this Winter - and is teaching a few specialized classes in fabric arts. This class meets on two Mondays (Feb. 19 & 26) and participants will learn chain stitch, single and ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Mon 2/19/18 at 9am-11am
Mon 2/26/18 at 9am-11am
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts
Pine Needle Coiling on Gourds
Learn to weave pine needles around the rim of a gourd to create a decorative finish. A clean and prepared gourd and all materials are provided; students may bring special feathers, beads or other adornments if they like. Most students will complete their p...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Wed 2/21/18 at 9am-1pm
Special Event: For the Family, Tour, Nature, Children, Green/Environmental
Arboretum Family Day Tours & Activities: Sign-up Online for Free Admission
Families get free admission Feb. 24 if they pre-register for a special day of educational tours and participatory activities from 9am-2pm at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Arboretum daily admission of $12.50 for adults and $5 for ages 5-12 is waived for those ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 2/24/18 at 8am-4:30pm
Special Event: Education, Nature, For the Family, Green/Environmental, Gardening, Class/Workshop
Geology Workshop for Home School Families
Home School families are invited to convene and learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail during a two-hour learning activity hosted by professional geologist Scott McFadden, leading a walk through the Arboretum’s rocky areas where kid...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Wed 2/28/18 at 11am-1pm
Special Event: Animals, Walking, Tour, Nature
Guided Bird Walks
Northern Cardinal, Abert's Towhee, Canyon Wren and dozens of other colorful birds were reported this past week at the Arboretum. Join a guided walk to learn basic bird identification skills, and where to find birds at BTA. Avian expert Troy Corman guides F...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 3/3/18 at 8:30am-10:30am
Art: Painting, Folk Art/Crafts, Class/Workshop
Watercolor Painting For Beginners - Intermediates
Ever wanted to try your hand with a brush and canvas -- or just want to fine-tune your painting skills? Enroll in any of three watercolor painting classes that local artist and innkeeper Chuck Davison will coach at Boyce Thompson Arboretum February 4, Marc...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 3/4/18 at 11am-1pm
Sun 4/8/18 at 11am-1pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts
Basic Gourd Art Workshop for Beginners
Learn the basics of gourd art including how to clean and prepare gourds, choosing and drawing a design, wood burning and applying color. This class is intended for beginners and also repeat students who want to improve and practice their skills. A cleaned ...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Wed 3/7/18 at 9am-1pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Green/Environmental, Gardening, Class/Workshop
Agave Nectar, Nopalitos & A Taste of Desert Plants with Jim Shepherd
Have you tasted the sweet, unique flour that can be ground from mesquite pods? How about a nopalito; the pickled strips of prickly pear cactus pads? Learn some of the edible, medicinal and useful properties of familiar desert plants along our Curandero Tr...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sat 3/10/18 at 1:30pm-3pm
Special Event: Religious, For the Family, Green/Environmental, Nature, Tour
Plants of the Bible Lands Guided Walk
Many plants common in the Middle East also thrive in Arizona's climate and can be seen at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. BTA volunteer tour guides lead this walk around the gardens to see and learn about palms, pomegranates, figs, olives, and other p...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 3/11/18 at 1:30pm-3pm
Special Event: Community Event, Fair/Festival
The 30th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival
The Apache Leap Mining Festival is a beloved yearly event packed with activities for the whole family. The theme of this year’s fun-filled weekend is “Celebrating Women in Mining…From Pickaxe to Boardroom.” This outdoor festival will take place in the east...
Superior Chamber of Commerce
Superior, AZ

Fri 3/16/18 - Sun 3/18/18 at 10am-11pm
Special Event: Tour, Nature, For the Family, Gardening
Sunday Tree Tours at Boyce Thompson Arboretum with Jeff Payne
Since an Arboretum is a living collection of trees - what guided tour could be more fitting here than a once-a-month "Trees of BTA" guided walk? Certified Arborist Jeff Payne invites those who love all things sylvan and want to learn more about trees to be...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Sun 3/18/18 at 1:30pm-3pm
Art: Folk Art/Crafts, Multimedia, Class/Workshop
Thunder Gourd Class
Make your own "Thunder Gourd" during this unique class. Once fitted with a synthetic drum head and spring, a ‘thunder gourd’ makes a rumbling thunder-like noise when shaken. A cleaned and cut gourd and all materials are provided and students leave with a c...
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Superior, AZ

Wed 4/4/18 at 9am-1pm
    

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