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  • Saguaro National Park

    Cactus Caravan

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Auto Tour: Begin your exploration of the Cactus Forest Drive with a park ranger and become familiar with some of the common cacti. A great introduction to the park! Wheelchair accessible.

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    Desert Jigsaw Puzzle

    • Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Walk: When competition and cooperation vie for attention in the Sonoran Desert, the result is an intricate, wondrous jigsaw puzzle of plants and animals.

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    Living With Giants

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Talk: The saguaro celebrates events and faces challenges throughout its life. A biologist explains how it provides shelter and substance for wildlife, when it flowers, its' growth patters, and how it fights for survival.

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    Star Party

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Join a park naturalist for an introduction to astronomy and a look at the desert night sky. Telescopes and binoculars will be available. Reservations required.

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    Walk With the Saguaros

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Hike: Join a naturalist for a 2 hour, easy walk to discover fascinating facts about the saguaro.

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    Creating Saguaro National Park

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Presentation: This theater presentation will highlight the commitment, compromise, and decision's that created the park.

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    Douglas Spring Hike

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Guided Hike 5 Miles: Come explore the sights along the Douglas Spring Trail, including Bridal Wreath Falls and Wildhorse Tank.

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    Is It a Cactus or A...sparagus?

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) District
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Garden Walk Almost everybody knows the giant saguaro, but what about the other members of the Cactus Family and another group of champion desert-dwellers?

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    Life and the Desert

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Tour/Activity: Explore the basic principles and structures of life.

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    Lizards are Hot, Lizards are Cool

    • Time: 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Talk: Lizards are small denizens of the desert that are a critical component to our desert community. Find out what it means when they do pushups or exhibit other odd behaviors. Wheelchair accessible

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    • Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Talk and Walk: Experience the desert from, a whole new view with this interactive photography program

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    Drive-Thru Geology

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Auto Tour: Hop in your car for a journey through 25 million years of earth history...in one hour!

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    Meet the Chollas

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Guided Walk: On this easy walk, you will be introduced to the diverse members of the cholla cactus family and their relationships with the desert community.

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    Poetry Morning in the Desert

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Activity: Bring an original or one of your favorite desert/nature poems to read and/or share.

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    Sunset Hike

    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Guided Hike: Join a park guide to take a short hike up to a rocky overlook of the Tucson Basin.

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    The Plants Tell All

    • Time: 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain Disctrict (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Walk: Join a park naturalist to learn the secrets of what ties the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert together.

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    The Point of the Matter is Cactus

    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Presentation: Cactus are much more than strange plants and spines. This theater presentation will highlight these survival marvels with a beautiful photo gallery. Wheelchair accessible.

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    Cooking with Prickly Pear

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Demonstration: A live cooking demonstration will show you how to prepare and cook prickly pear and its fruit.

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    Desert Jigsaw Puzzle

    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Walk: When competition and cooperation vie for attention in the Sonoran Desert, the result is an intricate, wondrous jigsaw puzzle of plants and animals.

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    Easy Being Green

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Garden Walk: In the desert, you'd think it's not easy being green, but there are plants everywhere in the Sonoran desert!

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    • Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Talk: Experience the desert from a whole new view with this interactive photography program.

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    The GIANT Cactus

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Saguaro National Park is famous for its gigantic saguaros. Still, you have to know where to look to find a real giant among giants.

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    Desert "Pigs"

    • Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Talk: As the book title says, "Don't Call Me Pig"; but there is a resemblance between pigs and peccaries, also called javelinas.

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    Desert Adaptations

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center Garden
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Garden Walk: Join us in the Cactus Garden to discover the fascination world of desert plants and the many techniques they use to live here. Wheelchair accessible.

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    Sonoran Lifestyles

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Guided Walk: Join a park naturalist on this 2-hr, 1-mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Presentation: Go on a fantastic trip across the Sonoran Desert with one adventurous tortoise who called Saguaro National Park her home - until she set her eye on farther horizons!

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    Thirsty Mammals

    • Time: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Short Hike: Sonoran desert mammals are seldom seen, but they are present in great diversity and numbers. Where are they? How do they survive in the desert climate? Come along to learn the answers.

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    Adaptations: Recipe for Survival

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Easy 100-yard Walk: Take a walk in our Cactus Garden Walk to discover some physical and behavioral adaptations of desert plants.

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    Birds of the Desert

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Guided Walk: Join a park naturalist on this one-mile walk in search of our desert birds.

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    Desert Botany 101

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Garden Walk: Review the basic principles of desert botany on this easy walk through our Cactus Garden.

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    Here Come the Hummers!

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Presentation: Come discover the fascinating world of hummingbirds!

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    • Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Walk: Hear some astonishing reasons about why so few Saguaro seeds make it to fruitition.

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  • Saguaro National Park

    Not So Creepy Crawlies

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Presentation: Come discover the fascinating world of snakes, insects, and arachnids.

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    Raptors!

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Talk: Southern Arizona and the Sonoran Desert Region are renowned for the large variety of animal and plant species, especially birds.

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    • Time: 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Talk: Come participate in a cultural experience and learn about this enriching tradition.

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  • Saguaro National Park

    Desert Discovery

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Guided Walk: Join a park naturalist on this 2-mile, 2-hr hike to discover what's out there in the desert. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

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    Desert Morning Hike

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Guided Hike: Join volunteer Dick Hollenback on this 3-hour, 4-mile hike to explore Saguaro National Park.

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    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Rincon District Mountain (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Presentation/Talk: The summer heat and humidity bring the mighty and sometimes destructive monsoon rain.

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    Mountain Lions: Beyond the Myth

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Talk: Envision a puma stalking its prey, then uncover the true nature of this elusive but essential predator. Misunderstood, maligned, and nearly eradicated by settlers, the mountain lion remains threatened by human encroachment.

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  • Saguaro National Park

    A Century of Tales

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Presentation: Join us in the visitor center auditorium as we review a century of fun and interesting stories from those who lived and worked in what is today Saguaro National Park.

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    Night Walk

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 16, 2018

    1 mile guided walk Join a park naturalist for this easy two-hour hike to explore and experience the Sonoran Desert at night.

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    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Talk & Walk: The iconic Saguaro is the focal point for a discussion of how the parts of the Sonoran Desert work together to create a rich living desert that is unique in the world.

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    The Saguaro Nursery

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Guided Walk: The reports of the saguaro's demise were greatly exagerrated! Take a stroll along a trail to see the next generation of young saguaros and the gradual renewal of the Cactus Forest

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    • Time: 4:45 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Guided Hike: Join park staff to hike up the Ridge View Trail to watch and capture the sunset.

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    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Talk: Come and relish in the nostalgic experience of story time, as Ranger Camp reads you a riveting tale.

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    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Talk and Walk: Experience the desert from, a whole new view with this interactive photography program

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    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Presentation: Discover the ecological community that comes to life in the nighttime, including nocturnal animals, night-blooming plants and pollinators.

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    Saguaro Time Hike

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Guided Hike: What was it like to live in a Cactus Forest? What do people do in this valley today? And what about an uncertain future?

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    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Talk: Come learn about cochineal and how it transformed world history.

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    Drawing the Desert

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Activity: Familiarize yourself with the desert by drawing it!

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    Marvelous Mimicry

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Talk: Not all is as it appears...come learn all about the optical illusion that is mimicry and adaptation.

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    Sunset Hike

    • Time: 5:30 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Guided Hike: Sonoran Desert sunsets are famous for their blazing colors. Join a park ranger to discover how nature will paint the sky tonight.

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    A Taste of the Desert

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 26, 2018

    Garden Walk: Join us for a stroll through our cactus garden and learn what plants can be used for food, clothing, medicine, shelter and much more. Wheelchair accessible.

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    Cristate Crusaders

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 26, 2018

    Guided Hike: Admire and discover four of the most accessible crested saguaros off the Cactus Forest Loop.

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