Science and Stories

Wednesdays | 2 – 4:30 p.m.  | June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25 |

Join us for Sonoran Desert stories with hands-on nature and science activities all afternoon.  

FREE!  Drop-off care is available for $10 per child, ages 3+.

 

Movies at the Mountain | Tickets

Wednesdays: 2 – 4:30 p.m. | Fridays: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6 and Friday, June 8:  Brother Bear

Wednesday, June 20 and Friday, June 22: Finding Dory

Wednesday, July 18 and Friday, July 20: Wall-E

Stop by for our favorite family-friendly films with fun activities in our air-conditioned events center.  Youth of all ages will be engaged with themed learning stations, before and after the film.

$5 admission per youth includes all activities and popcorn. Wednesday afternoon drop-off program is available for an additional $10 per child, ages 3+. Registration recommended to ensure space. 

 

Sonoran Science Extravaganza  

Fridays | June 15, July 13, August 24 | 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Experience the best of science, nature and art at South Mountain with local experts as our guests.  Enjoy guided walks along the Judith Tunell trail, interactive activity stations and more for both children and adults. The park gate will be open for entry until 8 p.m. for this special event.

FREE!

 

South Mountain Petroglyphs: Art of Observation | Tickets

Fridays | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join Peter Krocek, co-author of the definitive guide to petrogylphs at South Mountain, for an interactive lecture and photographs from his decades exploring these remnants of Hohokam culture at South Mountain Park.

June 29: Introduction to Petroglyphs at South Mountain Park

July 27: Hohokam Petroglyph Memories of the Sun, Moon and Stars

August 17: Hunting Magic and Prehistoric Wildlife

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


Park Ranger Explorations

Every Wednesday | Anytime between 5 – 6:30 p.m.  

Our knowledgeable Park Rangers lead special programs each Wednesday evening for learners of all ages. With new topics each week, exploring the Sonoran Desert has never been more fun! Gates close at 7 p.m. 

 

 

Make & Take Fair

Saturdays | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | June 30, July 28, August 18

Swing by South Mountain Environmental Education Center for exciting nature and science-based “make & take” activities and crafts. 

No registration required. Most items priced at just $1. Various free items included.

FREE for all ages!

 

South Mountain Nuggets

Request specially scheduled learning sessions for your group’s visit to South Mountain, offered in increments of 20, 40, 60, 80 or 120-minutes – flexible for any kind of group get-together.

Topics extend across environmental and sustainability education topics and include options for indoor and outdoor activities and investigations. For more information or to schedule.

Pricing starts at $25, depending on group size, age, timeframe and location.

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Park Ranger Explorations 5:00 pm
Park Ranger Explorations
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our knowledgeable Park Rangers lead special programs each Wednesday evening for learners of all ages. With new topics each week,…
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Science and Stories 2:00 pm
Science and Stories
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Sonoran Desert stories with hands-on nature and science activities all afternoon.   FREE!  Drop-off care is available…
Park Ranger Explorations 5:00 pm
Park Ranger Explorations
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our knowledgeable Park Rangers lead special programs each Wednesday evening for learners of all ages. With new topics each week,…
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Sonoran Science Extravaganza! 6:30 pm
Sonoran Science Extravaganza!
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Experience the best of science, nature and art at South Mountain with local experts as our guests.  Enjoy guided walks…
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Movies at the Mountain 2:00 pm
Movies at the Mountain
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Stop by for our favorite family-friendly films with fun activities in our air-conditioned events center.  Youth of all ages will…
Park Ranger Explorations 5:00 pm
Park Ranger Explorations
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our knowledgeable Park Rangers lead special programs each Wednesday evening for learners of all ages. With new topics each week,…
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Movies at the Mountain 6:00 pm
Movies at the Mountain
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stop by for our favorite family-friendly films with fun activities in our air-conditioned events center.  Youth of all ages will…
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Silent Sunday 5:00 am
Silent Sunday
Jul 22 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cyclists, skate boarders, wheelchair users and stroller-riding tots can now call the roads of South Mountain Park their own one…
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Science and Stories 2:00 pm
Science and Stories
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Sonoran Desert stories with hands-on nature and science activities all afternoon.   FREE!  Drop-off care is available…
Park Ranger Explorations 5:00 pm
Park Ranger Explorations
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our knowledgeable Park Rangers lead special programs each Wednesday evening for learners of all ages. With new topics each week,…
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South Mountain Petroglyphs: Art of Observation 6:30 pm
South Mountain Petroglyphs: Art of Observation
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Peter Krocek, co-author of the definitive guide to petrogylphs at South Mountain, for an interactive lecture and photographs from…
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Make & Take Fair 9:00 am
Make & Take Fair
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Swing by South Mountain Environmental Education Center for exciting nature and science-based “make & take” activities and crafts.  No registration…
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