During Fall-Winter months the Arboretum is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm. 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 Guided Nature Walksand events included with daily admission of $10 include an 8:30 am Bird Walk Saturday November 1 guided by Marceline, also a Saturday General Tour at 11:00am with Clyde, and our Special Sunday History-Of-The-Arboretum walk guided by Sylvia at 10:00 am November 2. No pre-registration needed
- Read more in our E-newsletter
Enroll in a camera workshop such as Michael Madsen & Patty Van Herpen's Basic Photography class November 9; read more detail on that and all Arboretum Photography Workshops
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. Meet-the-artist at his gallery opening reception November 9, Sunday. There are still spaces available in the Fall foliage photo class John will teach here November 23.