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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 24, 2017

    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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    Desert Jigsaw Puzzle

    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 24, 2017

    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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    Drive-Thru Geology

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 24, 2017

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

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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, February 24, 2017

    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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    Parents & Tots Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 24, 2017

    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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    Spiny, Shady, and COOL!

    • Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 24, 2017

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

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    The CCC in the Tucson Mountains

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Talk: The Civilian Conservation Corps was launched in the midst of The Great Depression as an employment program to take young men off the streets and give them jobs restoring the country's depleted soil and forest resources.

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    The Changing Cactus Forest

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, February 24, 2017

    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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    Become a Flower Detective

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) District
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

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    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon District Mountain (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

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    Meet the Chollas

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    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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    Silhoettes at Sundown

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Hike: 2.5 miles Trek along an arroyo as the setting sun magically silhouettes the Southwest's most famous icon - giant saguaro.

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    Sunset Stroll

    • Time: 5:15 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    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, February 25, 2017

    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 Saguaro Nursery

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    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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    Is It a Cactus of A...sparagus?

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) District
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    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 on the Edge

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Walk: 100 yards Many species perform balancing acts to adapt to seemingly harsh conditions, but will desert plants and animals be able to adapt?

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    The GIANT Cactus

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    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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    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, February 27, 2017

    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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    • Time: 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 27, 2017

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

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    Lost and Gone Forever

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
    • Location: TMD (West) District
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Hike: 1.5 miles In this two-hour, 1.5 mile easy walk in an arroyo, discover how species become threatened, endangered or extinct.

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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 27, 2017

    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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    Adaptations: Recipe for Survival

    • Time: 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: TMD (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    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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    Here Come the Hummers!

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Presentation: Come discover the fascinating world of hummingbirds!

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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
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    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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    Desert Discovery

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    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, March 1, 2017

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

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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, March 1, 2017

    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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  • Saguaro National Park

    The Point of the Matter is Cactus

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    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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    Cactus Caravan

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    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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    The Saguaro Time Hike

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Disctrict
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

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    Walk With the Saguaros

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    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, March 3, 2017

    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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    Night Walk

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Friday, March 3, 2017

    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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    A Sticky Situation at Saguaro

    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    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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    Sunset Hike

    • Time: 5:30 PM
    • Location: Tucson Mountain District (West) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    3 1/2 Mile Hike: Discussions of water, geology, and plants will be highlights of mini-talks along this route, which gains 700 feet (with some switchbacks near the top) before reaching a ridgeline for sunset.

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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, March 7, 2017

    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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    History of the Rincon Valley

    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: RMD (East) District
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Applies
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

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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, March 8, 2017

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

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    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

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  • Saguaro National Park

    Buffelgrass Pull

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    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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    Sunset and Moonrise Walk

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Guided Hike: View the Arizona sunset from a perch high in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains, then experience the magic of a walk through the moonlight Cactus Forest.

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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, March 11, 2017

    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 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, March 15, 2017

    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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    Sunset Hike

    • Time: 5:45 PM
    • Location: RMD (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    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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    Star Party

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Rincon Mountain District (East) Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee Applies
    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Illustrated Program & Activity Join park naturalists for an introduction to astronomy and a look at the desert night sky.

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3693 S Old Spanish Rd
Tucson , AZ 85730

Phone:

(520) 733-5153
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