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Wanna go culture crazy without breaking the piggy bank? Then check out a Culture Pass from your local library. This first come, first served voucher system, sponsored by Act One, gives you and a guest free admission to participating arts and cultural institutions like the Arizona Science Center, Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. Visit Act1az.org/culture-pass to find a participating library near you.
Sample more than 40 wines from around the world while enjoying the natural beauty of the Desert Botanical Garden along with the glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. There will be live music both days along with food pairings available for purchase.
Desert Botanical Garden is opening its doors to Fido and the family for Dogs’ Day in the Garden from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25.
Perhaps it’s because this desert of ours is such a bizarre looking place already that the otherworldly spires, orbs and bursts of brightly colored hand-blown glass that have cropped up amid the flora of Desert Botanical Garden fit right in. Like Sonoran Desert natives cholla and ocotillo, the works of art are at home here, yet still mind-blowing as all get out.
It’s easy to let Christmastime slip by without ever taking time to pause and enjoy purposeful activities with our closest friends and family. Here are several ways to make special memories this holiday season, whether you’re catering to kids, out of towners or a tight budget.
Take in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert as you wander along the paths of the Desert Botanical Garden amid 8,000 hand lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and vibrant works of art. Live music, Dickens Carolers and food and beverage options compliment the experience.
Fall comes to Desert Botanical Garden with a pumpkin patch, country entertainment and carnival games, along with a hay bale maze, games and hayrides. Food and beverages are also available from the Market.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, Desert Botanical Garden is celebrating 75 years of existence with a free admission day, including complimentary admittance to its popular Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit.
Tim Hacker, 7/9/08 Features-- Inside the cactus gallery at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Experience the Desert Botanical Garden at night via a self-guided walk along the main trail, where discovery stations will be open for children and families. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own flashlights.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
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Even with a healthy appreciation for the arts and a career that puts me in close proximity to them — not to mention a cousin who’s an accomplished professional ballerina — I can’t say I clamor for a night at the ballet.
A smattering of butterflies have flitted through my yard this spring, loitering briefly around the lantana and aloe stalks before moving on to lusher landscapes. Those fleeting backyard glimpses are nothing compared to the up-close and personal look you get at hundreds of butterflies inside The Marshall Butterfly Pavilion at Desert Botanical Garden.
“The Four Seasons,” a set of four 15-foot fiberglass sculptures by American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas, are on display at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix until April 28.
Celebrate Mother’s Day a little early this year with a free visit to the Desert Botanical Garden. On Friday, May 10, communities around the nation honor the beauty and diversity of our environment with National Public Gardens Day. The Desert Botanical Garden offers free admission from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day, as well as free admission to the Spring Butterfly Exhibit from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Butterfly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens
Soak up a wealth of natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden’s annual exhibit, where hundreds of butterflies feed and flutter in the enclosed Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Visitors can also learn more about the elegant creatures and which plants attract them.
Relish an afternoon outdoors at Desert Botanical Garden, listening to local artist Chele’ and her family perform.