Tours and Activities


Garden Tours

Daily/April 15 – October 31/FREE with paid admission/11am and 1pm

Explore the beautiful Arboretum grounds and gardens with a trained docent and learn all about the Colorado Plateau. Discuss the native plants of Northern Arizona, our historic buildings on site and our latest research and work.

Tours last one hour–bring water, a camera, and comfortable walking shoes.

Bird Walks

Saturday Mornings/May and June/FREE

Join members of the local Audubon Society on a morning bird walk through the gardens between May and July. More than 130 species of birds have been sighted!

Tours begin at 7:30am–bring water, a camera and comfortable walking shoes.

Wildflower Walks

Fourth Saturday Mornings/June, July, and August/FREE with paid admission

Join our knowledgeable Arboretum staff for a summer Saturday morning walk and explore all the colorful varieties of native Northern Arizona wildflowers.

June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th. Tours begin at 9:30am, bring water, a camera and comfortable walking shoes.

Butterfly House

Daily/Seasonal/FREE with paid admission

Hundreds of colorful butterflies native to northern Arizona are on display May 26 – September 30. You’ll learn about the life cycle of butterflies, the importance of pollinators, and observe these important insects emerging from their chrysalises! Find out more here.  Find out more about the 16 different species of butterfly here.

A very special thank you to our sponsors! Michael and Karen Kitt, Daniel and Melissa Giovale, High Mountain Health, National Bank of Arizona, Paul and Susannah Wagner, Stan and Dawn Sutherland, Donal and Barbara Hill, Anne-Marie Malotki and Ted Bowell, Henry Roe and Laura Merrick Roe, Robert and Carol Gunnarson and Steve Peru.

Botanical Blacksmiths

Daily/June-September/FREE with paid admission

The Arboretum at Flagstaff celebrates art in the outdoors with the Botanical Blacksmiths, a collection of 20 pieces of outdoor ironwork created by members of the Arizona Artists Blacksmith Association and installed throughout the Arboretum grounds.

All ironwork items will be available for sale.

Group Tours

By appointment only/Discounted admission for large groups

The discounted admission fee for groups (more than 6 adults) is $6 per person. Private tours can be arranged for an additional fee of $25. Commercial tour operators and drivers are admitted free.

Please call in advance (928) 774-1442, ext. 110, to book a group tour.

People with limited mobility may arrange to ride in a golf cart during scheduled tours. Please call (928) 774-1442 or notify the Visitor Center staff in person that a golf cart is desired a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled tour start time. Only staff and volunteers are permitted to drive golf carts through the gardens.