Tohono Chul | Gardens, Galleries, and Bistro
Tohono Chul was named one of the World’s Great Botanical Gardens (2008) by Travel + Leisure. It is a combination garden, art gallery and bistro. There are three trails that run through the grounds (1/4, 1/2, and 1/5 miles), as well as a performance and children’s garden. The geology wall is also present.
Is Tohono Chul found?
Tohono Chul can be found at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, on Tucson’s northwest side near Ina & Oracle of the Tucson, Arizona area.
How many hours are there?
Tohono Chul grounds: 8:00am-5:00pm, daily
Tohono Chul Garden Bistro is open for Brunch and Sun from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, as well as Happy Hour Fridays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm Exhibit house and Museum Shops
Closed on New Year’s Day and 4th July. Thanksgiving Day. Christmas Day.
What are the reasons I would like to visit Tohono Chul?
- Take pictures of the plant life in Southern Arizona
- Enjoy a picnic with your family and friends
- Take a relaxing walk through the desert
- Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea outdoors in tranquil surroundings
- Give your children a place to explore and run
- For a special occasion or wedding
What is the cost of this?
Join Now and Get a Free Membership
Children (ages 5-12): $6
Children (under 5): Free
Students with ID: $13
Seniors (62+): $13
$ 13 Active Military
What is the best way to purchase a Tohono Chul membership?
Yes. You can choose from a range of membership options. Depending on the number of times you plan to visit and/or the number of children/grandchildren in your family, a membership can definitely be the most affordable option.
For Senior Singles: 35/year
50/year Senior Couple
Families: $65/year for two adults and all of the children and grandchildren
Which outfit should I choose?
Good walking shoes (preferably closed-toe), sunglasses, a hat, and lightweight/breathable clothing. If you are visiting during winter, bring a sweater.
What can I take with me?
Recommendations: Water bottles, sunglasses and snacks.
Which is the most popular season to visit Tohono Chul
The ideal months for autumn and spring are October through April, when the temperature is more mild than during the summer. However, you can still have fun with summer visitors if the weather is in your favor and you plan accordingly.
Which days are most popular and least crowded to visit Tohono Chul on a weekday?
The most crowded days are Saturdays and Sundays, while Wednesdays and Thursdays are the quietest.
Which is the most convenient time to visit Tohono Chul at?
The advantage to being early in the morning is that it’s quieter and cooler, however, any hour of the day can still be pleasant depending on the weather.
Which restaurants are on-site?
Tohono Chul Garden Bistro offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch as well as afternoon tea. Each dish is beautifully plated and the flavor combinations are incredible. Seasonally and daily the menu is subject to change depending on which organic, local ingredients are available.