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Visit the Desert Botanical Garden on 2nd Tuesday for Free
Garden admission is free the second Tuesday of every month, from 8am - 4pm For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world, providing research, exhibits and more designed to help us understand, protect and preserve the desert’s natural beauty. Today, the Garden features: 145 acres 65 acres under cultivation 50,000+ plant displays showcased in beautiful outdoor exhibits 1 of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums 1,140 volunteers 82,740 volunteer hours 104 staff members 640,529 attendees each year 26,065 member households 46,158 school children on guided field trips For more info, visit their website:

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway · Phoenix, AZ

What we're about

Do you and your children have a love of the outdoors and enjoy spending time with like minded families? Is your goal to get outside more with your kids but you need some ideas? Do you lack experience in the outdoors? Are you a parent who would like to do more activities in the outdoors but would like company on your outings? If you can relate to any of these, then this is the group for you.

This group is for ANYONE and EVERYONE who has kids (or grandkids, nieces or nephews)!

Join us for camping with kids, hiking with kids, fishing with kids, exploring the outdoors with kids, playing in the creek, jumping in mud puddles, having picnics and so much more!

About the group:

The Active AZ Families Meetup Group was founded in March 2010 by a local mother of 3 boys, Holly Hunter.

Holly grew up in an active outdoorsy family in Kansas but has called Arizona home for over 13 years. Growing up, her family camped, fished, hunted and explored the great outdoors. Then she grew up and had kids of her own, only to realize that she wasn't doing with her own sons most of the fun things that she grew up doing. What a tragedy.

This is when she picked up the book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv. This book had a profound effect on her life. She made a conscious decision to start getting outdoors with her children more. She bought a tent and started taking them camping, hiking and exploring and she found herself being reborn. She found her bliss. This is when she decided she needed to share her passion with other help them share their love of nature with their own children.

Today, the Active AZ Families Meetup Group has grown to 935+ FAMILIES...not just members but FAMILIES. The incredible thing is that everyone who joins this group tends to join for the same find more ways to bond with their kids in THE GREAT OUTDOORS but to do it in an environment that encourages an easygoing, healthy, fun and safe interaction with the outdoors.

Our members experience levels range from beginners all the way up to "experts". We are parents first and our children are our motivation and our drive. We're here to teach them, to bond with them and to grow with them. This TIME that we put in is a HUGE INVESTMENT that is PRICELESS...and we all know it!

If you are looking for a great group of families who really enjoy spending time in the outdoors with their kids, then this group is for you. Join us today!!

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