Chul Park became dedicated officially in 1985. The goal of the park was
to help educate people on the native people, wildlife and desert beauty
found on the 37 acre estate surrounded by the hustle and bustle of busy
city life. In 1979, The Haunted Bookshop, located on the east side of
Tohono Chul opened.
Tony Ray took his brother and sister there many times and fondly remembers the “ant crossing” in front of the entrance.
park itself is mostly run by volunteers and when you go to visit the
park and take the tour, you can access a personal tour via your cell
phone. Just pick up a card at Admissions that will tell you how to
access your tour and when you call the number, viola, a personal tour!
offer tours and informative sessions on every subject relating to the
desert that you can think of, including why lizards do pushups. We know
you want to know, so go…..go….go and check out the park. Before you do,
check out their website to see what’s happening. Every weekend is
another special educational offering.
Park grounds and Tohono Chul Park Tea Room: 8am-5pm, (July – August, 7am-3pm), daily (only service dogs are allowed in the Park)
Exhibit House, Museum Shops and Greenhouse: 9:00am-5:00pm, (July – August, 8am-3pm), daily
Administration: 8:00-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Exhibit House, Museum Shops and Greenhouse closed: New Year’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Member: Free | Student (with ID): $3.00 Adult: $7.00 | Children (5-12): $2.00 Senior (62+): $5.00 | Children (under 5): Free Active Military: $5.00 | Groups (10 or more): 10% discount Special discounts: members of AAA – 10%; members of AAM or APGA – free
Chul Park Tea Room, La Fuente Museum Shop and La Entrada Greenhouse and
Garden Shop are not subject to the admission charge.
great and FREE activity after you gobble up all that turkey this
Thanksgiving? Take the family to the park and have a walk around.
Admission on Thanksgiving, July 4th, and Christmas Day are FREE!!!