Ranger programs are available year round in Saguaro National Park. January through April is our busy season and there are a wider variety to choose from daily. During the summer, only a few programs may be offered any given week. Please know that schedules and program titles are always subject to change. Please check at the visitor centers for the most up to date listings.
To see a monthly scheduled listing of programs offered at Saguaro National Park, click on the link below:
Saguaro National Park is partnering with artists and bringing fun, interactive workshops to the community. If you’re looking to learn more about stop motion animation and get hands on experience animating, then this is for you! Through three different workshops we will explore the many forms of stop motion animation and get a chance to leave your mark in the park. All you need is a smartphone or iPhone. All programs are free with entrance permit.
For smartphones (Android), download “Pic Pac” prior to arriving at the park for the workshop. For iPhones, download “O Snap!” or “StopMotion.”
Pixilation —April 14th, 8:30 AM-12 PM
Who needs additional materials when you’ve got a perfectly made puppet, YOU! By using human-sized puppets you will demonstrate the fun activities you enjoy doing at the park or activities you enjoy doing in general. All you need is your smartphone/iPhone and yourself.
RSVP to SAGU_volunteer@nps.gov by April 7th.
Leave Your Mark (Object Animation) —April 23rd, 11 AM-3 PM
Like the prehistoric Hohokam, homesteaders and ranchers who lived in the park, you will be “leaving your mark.” With object animation, you will create symbolic imagery representative of your personality and your experience at the park. Remember to bring your smartphone/iPhone.
RSVP to SAGU_volunteer@nps.gov by April 16th.
Think Like an Animal (Claymation) —April 30th, 11 AM-3 PM
This workshop is an exploration of movement using Claymation, or animating with clay. Create an abstract representation of your favorite animal found at Saguaro National Park. We will create armatures (body or skeleton) for each chosen animal and mimic their movements. Did you know that depending on the type of animal you choose, the speed in which you animate can be manipulated as well? Remember to bring your smartphone/iPhone.
RSVP to SAGU_volunteer@nps.gov by April 23rd.
For all workshops, meet in front of the Red Hills Visitor Center (2700 N. Kinney Rd. Tucson, AZ 85743) at the start time.
For more things to do in the parkgo to the Calendar page to see what special events we have available in the park during your time here.