Street Address
Highway 60 Milepost #223
Superior, AZ 85273
Mailing Address
37615 Highway 60
Superior, AZ 85273
phone: 520-689-2723
fax: 520-689-5858
e-mail: msiegwar@cals.arizona.edu
web: arboretum.ag.arizona.edu/about_us.html
Hours
Hot months May thru August
Last admission/ visitors admitted at 2:00 p.m
Daily6 AM - 3 PM
Reservations are necessary for organized groups of 20 or more and classroom visits.
September 1 though April
Arboretum closes at 5:00 p.m.
Daily8 AM - 4 PM
Reservations are necessary for organized groups of 20 or more and classroom visits.
Admissions
$7.50 adults
$4 ages 5-12
Free under 5
Admission is free to BTA members with a valid membership card.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Mark Siegwarth, Director
Lacey Pacheco, Education Program and School Tours

Description

Awaken your senses in this 320-acre living classroom: Walk the 3 miles of trails while viewing over 3,200 plant and trees from North and South America, Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia and Australia. Experience the fragrance of the Gum Bark trees and the scent of the eucalyptus trees. Listen for and/or see the more than 270 species of birds who call the Arboretum home. Seasonally watch the flutter of the butterflies and dragonflies or catch glimpses of a variety of hummingbirds. Learn about drought tolerant plants for home landscaping in the Demonstration Garden and while there see examples of water-harvesting methods and irrigation techniques. Join a guided walk to learn from experts about the gardens and wildlife or sign up for classes. An array of signature events complements the experience of Boyce Thompson Arboretum for the guests we welcome each year. Favorites are Bye-Bye Buzzards, Fall Color Festival and Australia Days. Schedules and details are available on BTA's website.

Mission

The Mission of Boyce Thompson Arboretum is to instill in people an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research, and conservation opportunities associated with arid-land plants.

History

Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA) is a non-profit organizations founded in 1924 by businessman and philanthropist, William Boyce Thompson.

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental