Tohono Chul

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  • Address: 7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5207426455
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Park

Tohono Chul - Review

Tohono Chul encompasses the natural habitat of the Sonoran Desert and takes care of a wide variety of flowers, trees, birds and bees. The park has a ‘adopt-a-bee’ program where you can be a part of the park’s many eco-friendly plans.

For nature-lovers, the place ispeasant towalkaround and notice the butterflies and hummingbirds. The art galleries present in the gardens are perfect to see the trending art of Tucson and the on-ground Bistro makes for a great way to end the day with a coffee. 

Tohono Chul Ticket Prices

Admission Prices:

  • Member: Free
  • Student (with ID): USD 5.00
  • Adult: USD 10.00
  • Children (5-12): USD 3.00
  • Senior (62+): USD 8.00
  • Children (under 5): Free
  • Active Military: USD 5.00
  • Groups (10 or more): 10% discount
  • Special discounts: members of AAA – 10%; members of AAM or APGA – free
  • Tohono Chul Garden Bistro, La Fuente Museum Shop and La Entrada Greenhouse and Garden Shop are not subject to the admission charge. Admission rates not applicable to special events.

Tohono Chul Opening and Closing Hours

  • Tohono Chul grounds and Tohono Chul Garden Bistro: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm Daily (only service dogs are allowed in Tohono Chul).
  • Exhibit House, Museum Shops and Greenhouse: 9.00 am- 5.00 pm Daily.
  • Administrative Offices: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday.
  • Holiday Hours: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm duringChristmas Eve & New Years Eve.

Blue Star Museum Days:

  • May 30 – September 5: Saturdays at 11.00 am (dates can change annually)

How To reach Tohono Chul by Public Transport

  • By Bus: At Ina/Pso Del Norte
  • By Car
  • By Taxi
  • By Walking

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  • Tohono Chul Address: 7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, United States
  • Tohono Chul Contact Number: +1-5207426455
  • Tohono Chul Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tohono Chul Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Tohono Chul(preferred time): 08:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Tohono Chul: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Tucson include Tohono Chul in their plan

  • 57.44% of people start their Tohono Chul visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tohono Chul

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91.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tohono Chul

People normally club together Reid Park Zoo and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway while planning their visit to Tohono Chul.

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Tohono Chul, Tucson Reviews

  • The Endowment of the Arts provides active duty military members free access to museums during the summer and Tohono Chul was a participating member. We drove from Surprise to visit some museums on the 1st of June. It was still early in the morning, so the heat was not in full swing. The park is nice and quaint. I have been to three arboretums and botanical gardens and they were much bigger and well developed, but I enjoyed the simplicity of this place. The lizards were everywhere and that was very enjoyable. The different regions within the park made for a pleasing escape. The water area was very relaxing and enjoyable. Sadly none of the tortoises were out to say hi when we visited. The flora was very diverse and numerous. We also saw many different birds in the area while visiting. The guides were very helpful and you could tell they enjoyed being a part of the park experience. The park is a nice visit, but I'd suggest going before May and after September unless you like it hot.

  • I went on a Sunday morning and strolled the gardens in about an hour. It was beautiful and serene. I've never been to a garden where there are signs warning you of active rattle snakes. How exciting! There's also a really wonderful shop selling a well curated selection of succulents and cactus. I really enjoyed the quilt show at the gallery as well and the cafe! It was pretty hopping for Sunday brunch but they have opened a part of the garden beyond the patio which was quiet and pleasant. The service was friendly but the croissant they served me was on the stale side and I've never been served a croissant sliced in half. The atmosphere and the coffee and the staff made up for it.

  • Tohono Chul Park is a gem. My wife and I decided on an anniversary brunch at the Bistro and wow - was it ever delicious. First of all the venue is an ideal place to have brunch. Since it's late July and on the warm side, we ate indoors, but I could easily see the appeal of eating outside on the patio in late September or early October. The hostess, servers, and entire staff were so kind and generous. We asked a waiter to take our picture in the archway leading into the bistro, and though he was working and busy, he took several great shots. We both had omelets and they were tasty. To go along with our omelets, we each chose I’itoi Onion Smashed Spud, which are fricking fantastic. Everything about the venue was delightful. Thank you, Tohono Chul Bistro! Oh yeah, and when we were finished eating, the Manager (I assume) delivered a free ice cream to our table. My wife is lactose intolerant, but I enjoyed a good-sized serving of ice cream. Wow. My trainer will be kicking my butt for that this week, but our experience was totally worth it. Thank you!

  • Came here for lunch and a walk...during a string of heat wave days. Lunch was great. The taco plate with several choices was pretty good; the 3 different tacos were very tasty. Prickly pear margaritas were good as well. I’m looking forward to returning to see more of the trails during our annual winter visit.

  • Great outdoor desert park. Lots of cacti and succulents as well as other desert plants. There are hiking trails if you wish to venture off the beaten path as well as several benches, shade and water fountains. There is an indoor green house where you can purchase plants as well as a gift shop. Plenty of free parking with room for busses. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle!

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