Mission Garden

946 W Mission Ln., Tucson

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12aug6:00 pm9:00 pmCritter NightEvent Categories:Children's Events,Community Events,Environment,Recreation - OutdoorMission Garden, 946 W Mission Ln., Tucson

Event Details

Evenings during the summer monsoon season are among the liveliest for local wildlife. This is true at Mission Garden–frogs hop into our canal, nighthawks fly over, bats forage for insects, and you never know what else you’ll find.

Every year in August Mission Garden invites experts from wildlife agencies, local non-profits, and the University of Arizona to come teach about wildlife in our area: mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and more. Some of them bring live animals. Whether the Gila topminnows in our canal, our flying friends, or those slithering by, we celebrate and learn about them all!

Direct questions to kendall@missiongarden.org.

This is a kid-friendly event! Mission Garden educators will be at some of our Bookworm Path locations showing off books about wildlife and other activities for kids.

This year, presenters include:

Dennis Caldwell of Caldwell Design, Mission Garden canal designer and fish and frog expert
Ken Kingsley, entomologist
Master Naturalists
Elise Lauterbur, bat expert
Elena Martin, teacher and microbiology expert
Watershed Management Group
Sonoran Institute
Tucson Herpetological Society
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Environmental Education staff
Sky Island Alliance
We recommend bringing a flashlight and a water bottle to refill at one of our water stations.

Event is free with a suggested $5 donation at the garden gate.


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mission Garden

946 W Mission Ln., Tucson