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  • Saguaro National Park

    Become a Flower Detective

    • Time: 11:15 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) District
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Talk 30 min Join us to discover these hidden floral beauties at Saguaro National Park.

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    Desert Discovery

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    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 Jigsaw Puzzle

    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    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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    Homesteading Adventures

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Talk: The Hispanic women from homesteading families in the Tucson area left records of their adventures, and a ranger reads some of these fascinating first-person accounts. Wheelchair accessible.

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    Sunset Stroll

    • Time: 4:15 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Guided Walk: 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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    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, December 3, 2016

    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, December 3, 2016

    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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    The Saguaro Nursery

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    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: 10:15 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, December 4, 2016

    Talk: Snakes, desert tortoises, and gila monsters - oh my! This desert trio couldn't be more different, but yet they have a few things in common, such as being fascinating but misunderstood.

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    Bird Walk

    • Time: 9:45 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, December 5, 2016

    Short Walk/Hike: Join us for a 30-minute walk in the sandy wash behind the visitor center to see what birds live among the cacti and shrubs.

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    Coyotes: God's Dog

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, December 5, 2016

    Talk: You never know who or what you'll meet in the desert, including coyotes. Learn fact, myth, and fiction about these interesting desert inhabitants. Wheelchair accessible.

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    Javelina: Our Desert Neighbors

    • Time: 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, December 5, 2016

    Talk: Sometimes referred to as the "desert pig", the javelina is not a pig at all. Learn about this intriguing creature and how it survives in the arid environment. 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, December 5, 2016

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly from 10/17/2016 to 12/27/2016

    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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    Spiny, Shady, and COOL!

    • Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, December 5, 2016

    Walk: Come for a short walk and discover the great variety of cacti that inhabit this unique and fascinating desert.

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    A Taste of the Desert

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    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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    Adaptations: Recipe for Survival

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    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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    Como Pueden Sobrevivir?

    • Time: 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (Oeste) Centro de Visitas
    • Fees: Costo de Entrada al Parque
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Charla en espanol donde discutiremos como las plantas y animales del desierto Sonorense se han adaptado a traves de los años para poder sobrevivir y florecer en nuestro unico y duro ambiente.

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    History of the Rincons

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) District
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Guided Hike Take a stroll down Hope Camp Trail and learn about the homesteaders and ranchers who settles here.

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    How Do They Do It?

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Walk: Discover how the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert have asapted to the harsh conditions of this unique environment.

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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, December 6, 2016

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

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    A Sticky Situation at Saguaro

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Presentation: Here at Saguaro National Park East we have 20 species of cactus and each is beautiful in its own way, we will see each one in a stunning photo gallery and learn a few uses these plants have to those living here and beyond.

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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, December 7, 2016

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

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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, December 7, 2016

    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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    Parents & Tots Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 11/02/2016 to 03/29/2017

    Guided Walk: Bring your infant or toddler on this easy, ranger-guided walk as we explore the sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert.

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    Roving at Javelina Rocks

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) District
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Informal Talk Meet a park naturalist to learn about the geology story underfoot and general information about the park.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Hike: Join a ranger on a guided auto tour and hike inside the loop drive at Saguaro National Park.

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    Cactus Caravan

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    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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    Kangaroo Rat: Super Survivor

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 12/01/2016 to 11/30/2017

    Walk: Learn about the remarkable behavioral and physical adaptations these rodents possess that allow them to survive harsh desert environments.

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    Living With Giants

    • Time: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 11/03/2016 to 12/29/2016

    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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    Play Sonoran Bingo!

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Learn about the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert while njoying a rousing version of Bingo!

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    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    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 Time Hike

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Disctrict
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Guided Hike Explore three eras on a short hike to the Loma Verde Copper Mine historic site.

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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, December 9, 2016

    Presentation: Join staff int he visitor center auditorium to discover how abuse, failure, politics, commitment, recovery and the Tucson Garden Club all played a part in creating today's Saguaro National Park. Wheelchair accessible.

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    Lizards are Hot, Lizards are Cool

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, December 9, 2016

    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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    Night Walk

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, December 9, 2016

    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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    Parents & Tots Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Every Friday Weekly from 11/04/2016 to 03/31/2017

    Guided Walk: Bring your infant or toddler on this easy, ranger-guided walk as we explore the sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert.

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    Wasson Peak

    • Time: 1:45 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Fee Entrance Applies
    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Moonlight Hike: 8 miles roundtrip The hike climbs over 1,700 feet to the highest point in the Tucson Mountains. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the sunset before descending by the light of the moon.

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    Buffelgrass Pull

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Every 2nd Saturday of every month. from 09/10/2016 to 05/13/2017

    Join Saguaro National Park Staff in their efforts to remove invasive Buffelgrass from our park

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    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon District Mountain (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

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

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    Twilight Glow to Moon Shadows

    • Time: 3:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Moonlight Hike: 2.5 miles This walk bridges sunset into moonlight, letting hikers experience the desert in both the glow of twilight and the light of the waxing moon.

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    Is It a Cactus of A...sparagus?

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) District
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    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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    The GIANT Cactus

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    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: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, December 12, 2016

    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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    Become a Flower Detective

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) District
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Talk: 30 minutes Join us to discover these hidden floral beauties at Saguaro National Park.

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    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Talk: Join a park naturalist for a presentation about the natural history, behaviors, etc. about this colorful creature.

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    Moonrise Over the Mountains

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    45 min Patio Talk: Once, again, music will fill the air as we watch the full moon rise over the mountains and the cactus forest while our version of a "campfire" blazes.

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    • Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    Walk: Stroll the Cactus Garden and identify the most common hazards hidden in the desert, uncover survival strategies of native plants and animals, and acquire practical tips to ensure your safety. Wheelchair accessible

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    The Point of the Matter is Cactus

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    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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    A Century of Tales

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, December 16, 2016

    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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    Drive-Thru Geology

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, December 16, 2016

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

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    The Changing Cactus Forest

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, December 16, 2016

    Presentation: Join us in the visitor center auditorium to discover how the changes in the Cactus Forest over the years relate to potential changes in the future.

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    A Sticky Situation at Saguaro

    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    Presentation: Here at Saguaro National Park East we have 20 species of cactus and each is beautiful in its own way, we will see each one in a stunning photo gallery and learn a few uses these plants have to those living here and beyond.

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    • Time: 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Talk: Learn about some of our most feared and misunderstood arthropods who call this park home.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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

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    Holiday Cactus Caravan

    • Time: 5:00 PM,5:30 PM,6:00 PM,6:30 PM,7:00 PM,7:30 PM,8:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fees Apply
    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    Explore the natural lore of the solstice holiday on a unique nighttime drive through the park's loop drive. Cookies and cider will be offered at the visitor center all evening.

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3693 S Old Spanish Rd
Tucson , AZ 85730

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