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Desert Botanical Garden


address  1201 N. Galvin Parkway
 Phoenix, AZ  85008
phone (480) 941-1225
general adm $24.95; $12.95 children 3-17; free for children 3 and under
www.dbg.org

Upcoming Events

Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Sculpture
Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Wild Rising arrives to the Garden’s desert trails October 12 and is included in the cost of general admission and membership.
The vibrant art forms are the creations of Cracking Art, a collective of artists who specialize in plastic as an artistic medium with the intention of radically changing the history of art through a strong social and environmental commitment. The creatures featured in Wild Rising not only capture the magnificence of nature but also address global and local sustainability and conservation issues, including climate change, plastic in the oceans and the importance of recycling.
Event Info: (480) 941-1225
Price: Included in admission
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Schedule
 • Thu 2/20/20 - Sun 5/10/20 at 8am-8pm 

Elephant in the Room

History/Science, Installations
Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.
The experience is intended to be thought provoking and to inspire positive change. Visitor participation is not to just react to a topic, but to have an opportunity to take action or to commit to a positive change.
Event Info: (480) 941-1225
Price: Included in admission
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 • Thu 2/20/20 - Sun 5/10/20 at 10am-5pm 

Ballet Arizona Presents 'The Four Seasons': An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden

Dance Play, Classical Dance
Ballet Arizona will present The Four Seasons, a journey through winter, spring, summer and fall in movement, May 19-June 6 at Desert Botanical Garden for the company’s annual season-concluding performance of An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden.
The world premiere performance, choreographed by acclaimed Artistic Director Ib Andersen, will run for 14 breathtaking evening performances with the backdrop of lush desert landscape and the setting sun, set to the vibrant score of Antonio Vivaldi.
Now in his 20th year with Ballet Arizona, The Four Seasons is one of Andersen’s most impactful pieces yet, with all-new set design and multimedia elements that embrace the surrounding desert landscape.
Andersen’s previous work at the Garden inspired The New York Times chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay to designate Ballet Arizona as “one of the most enterprising companies anywhere.”
Tickets for The Four Seasons are available now and expected to sell out. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Prices start at $49. Arrive early and watch the professional company take ballet class on stage. A gourmet picnic menu is available for purchase including beer, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments. For the best tickets and prices, always purchase directly from Ballet Arizona at balletaz.org.
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Event Info: (602) 381-1096
Ages: All ages
Price: $49+
Event Website: balletaz.org/performance/an-evening-at-desert-botanical-garden-2020/
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Schedule
 • Tue 5/19/20 - Sat 5/23/20 at 8pm 
 • Tue 5/26/20 - Sat 5/30/20 at 8pm 
 • Tue 6/2/20 - Sat 6/6/20 at 8pm