Garden closes early Dec. 8-10 at 4 p.m. With Last Admission at 3 p.m. Due to Las Noches De Las Luminarias.

Girls Scouts

Our Girl Scout Desert Discovery Program will create a fun and memorable experience for Girl Scouts as they learn about life in the desert. Girls will experience nature first-hand and will connect with each other and our desert community. Participants of each tour will receive a participation patch as they complete activities that help them fulfill requirements to earn Girl Scout badges.

New! Water Wizards | Register

Program fee: $9/scout and $9/chaperone

Desert plants have amazing adaptations to help them collect, contain, and conserve water in the Sonoran Desert.  Scouts will investigate these characteristics as they imagine a world inspired by desert plants that starts with their very own garden. Available select dates October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors Welcome.

Bugs and Beyond | Register

Program fee: $9/scout and $9/chaperone

Insects and other invertebrates thrive in the desert.  Scouts will explore numerous desert habitats while learning how to identify five different insect species.  Available select dates October through May. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors Welcome.

Program Capacity

The Garden reserves the right to combine Troops and Individual Girl Members to minimum program requirements of seven (7) participants for any given program. If minimum participation is not met for a date/time, the Garden will offer date/time for reschedule.

Scouts may be divided into groups by Education Staff based upon staff availability and number of scouts. Different troops and Individual Girl Members may be combined.

Chaperone Policy:

  • No more than one (1) adult for every two (2) Girl Scouts maximum at the discounted rate.
  • Chaperones in excess of the 1:2 ratio may pay regular admission rates ($22) at Admissions on the day of the tour.
  • Additional family members may go through Admissions and pay regular admission rates, however they will not be permitted to join the troop during the program to ensure a quality experience for the girls.

Paying for Your Guided Field Trip

  • Full Payment or approved purchase order is due no later than 30 days prior to your scheduled tour.
  • We accept approved purchase orders, checks and major credit cards. Make checks and purchase orders payable to Desert Botanical Garden and note the troop number and confirmation number from your ticket.
  • Memberships and coupons may not be used toward guided tours as they are considered a special program.
  • For purchase orders, the balance is due within 30 days of receipt of the final invoice. Final invoice will be mailed to address on purchase order.
  • Checks will not be issued for refunds less than $10.
  • Bookings of seven or more people will be charged a minimum of $63.

Send check payment to:
Desert Botanical Garden
Attn: Business Office
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Call or email Credit Card payment:
Children’s Registrar
Phone: 480 481.8121

Cancelation and Refund Policy

  • All cancelations must be submitted in writing to and confirmed via email by Desert Botanical Garden. Phone cancelations will not be accepted.
  • Full refunds are available for cancelations made at least 15 business days prior to scheduled guided tour.
  • Cancelations made less than 15 business days prior to the event will incur a 30% cancelation fee.
  • Cancelations made within five business days of the program or not showing on the day of will not receive a refund.
  • If the event is canceled by the Desert Botanical Garden due to lack of payment, a 30% fee will apply.

For additional questions please contact the Children’s Registrar at 480 480.8121 or Tuesday through Friday.