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Member - $30 per child/adult pair
  $23 each additional child/adult pair, $11 each additional adult
General - $40 per child/adult pair

$30 each additional child/adult pair, $14 each additional adult


Join us for a continental breakfast of "people food" and activity stations that include a variety of movement, art, songs and learning exploration, followed by an amazing animal encounter. The activities in this program focus on promoting curiosity, fostering empathy, encouraging discovery and introducting/reinforcing age appropriate learning about numbers, letters, words, shapes, colors, textures and more!

Nature at Night Walks

Experience and explore the desert at night, guided by all your senses and a Park Ranger!  Come over starting at 6 p.m. for chats about South Mountain before the walk begins.

June 29, 2019
July 20, 2019
August 3, 2019

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$3 per person, all ages welcome.

South Mountain Petrogylphs: Art of Observation
Join photographer Peter Krocek for an interactive presentation about his decades exploring the remnants of Hohokam culture at South Mountain Park.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | Archaeoastronomy
Saturday, August 17, 2019 | Hunting Magic

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

$3 per person, recommended for ages 10 and up.  Registration recommended to ensure space.

Nocturnal Myths and Legends

$3 per person, all agest welcome.

Enjoy tall tales and mysteries of the desert night on a fun guided walk!

*Please note this program takes place at the South Mountain Enviornmental Education Center.

Summer Science at South Mountain

Explore the wonders of the Sonoran Desert at South Mountain with your family!  Switch on young scientific minds with desert-centered activities and experiences both indoors and out, designed for ages 5 – 10.  Discounts apply for series registration, and accompanying adults are invited to join the fun at no additional cost. 

July 13, 2019 | Petroglyph Explorations
July 27, 2019 | South Mountain Rocks!

$12 per youth participant.

Program designed for ages 5-10. Registration required to ensure space. 

Desert Discoveries

Explore the Sonoran Desert through crafts, stories, and hands-on activities. Fun for children and the child in us all!

June 22, 2019 | Radical Reptiles
June 29, 2019 | Puzzling Petroglyphs
July 6, 2019 | Birds of a Feather
July 13, 2019 | Stunning Saguaros
July 20, 2019 | Wonderous Water
July 27, 2019 | Desert "Holes"
August 3, 2019 | Radical Reptiles
August 10, 2019 | Puzzling Petroglyphs
August 17, 2019 | Birds of a Feather

9 - 10 a.m.

$4 per youth participant, suggested for ages up to 10.
Accompanying adults welcome at no charge.
Registration recommended to ensure space.

Air-conditioned Van Tours: Summer at South Mountain Has Never Been Cooler!

Explore the natural beauty and human history of South Mountain from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, with experienced Park Rangers and educators as your guide.  Learn more about the fascinating history of Civilian Conservation Corps workers as they shaped the South Mountain we know today.

June 22, 2019
July 6, 2019
July 27, 2019
August 3, 2019
August 17, 2019

Each date has two individual times for tours:
8 - 9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$8 per participant.