Open Daily - Thanksgiving, too, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Foliage Festival Thanksgiving Weekend November 29 - 30
We're open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm, even Thanksgiving Day, Friday - and the following weekend for our annual Fall Foliage Finale Festivalwith music by Scott Schaefer and guests, spiced apple cider - arts and crafts vendors.
Visitors are admitted until 4:00pm, not after, and our final visitors each day have one full hour from 4:00-5:00pm to enjoy the gardens and trails. The Main Trail is open, but Please note that our HIGH TRAIL is CLOSED until trail repairs are complete.Weekend Nature Walksand events included with daily admission of $10 include guided tours of our main trail daily at 11:00am starting Friday November 21. Read more in our E-newsletter
And we're hiring!
check our Jobs Page for complete details - and make sure to apply online via UAcareertracks
Consider annual membership -- they start at $50 and allow a full year's access to the Arboretum; membership is the best way you can help support BTA!
Plan breakfast or lunch in our nearby town of Superior, local restaurants are just five-minutes drive east of BTA and several offer discounts to Arboretum visitors and annual members.Check out Local Restaurants
Bring your own food - visitors are welcome to use the tables and grilles shaded by trees in our picnic area. Please be aware of seasonal fire restrictions; call our staff at 520-689-2723 during daytime business hours to verify whether charcoal is allowed in our picnic area charcoal grilles.
Do you need Maps and Directions? Arizona State Parks has an excellent map/direction page. The Arboretum is an Arizona State Park located at Highway 60 milepost #223 near the historic copper mining town of Superior, 55 miles due east of Phoenix. The drive takes about two hours from Tucson via highway 79 North through Florence to highway 60 -- then turn right and continue east another twelve miles. Trails are Wheelchair Accessible There is no restaurant at the Arboretum but sandwiches, drinks and snacks are available in our gift shop. Picnic tables and charcoal grills are available for visitors to use; propane and charcoal are allowed, wood fires are not.
Read about the Arboretum's 75-year heritage, our history page describes how the Arboretum has grown to include two miles of trails and into a placefor children to learn and for all ages to appreciate the beauty and importance of desert ecosystems.Explore the gardens on a virtual tour!
November Exhibit : Photography by John Aho
During November our visitor center gallery showcases a solo exhibit of Photography By John Ahocoinciding with the peak month for Fall foliage here at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
There are still spaces available in theFoliage Photography class John will teach here November 23, Sunday.