Tohono Chul Park is a 49-acre desert preserve located in the midst of an ever-growing urban area in northwest Tucson. As you walk down the winding nature trail through our various gardens; tour through the Exhibit Hall in a renovated historic home; enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in the Tea Room and shop in the Greenhouse and Museum Shops; you begin to understand why the desert is so cherished in Tucson. Tohono Chul Park's mission is to enrich people's lives by providing them the opportunity to find peace and inspiration in a place of beauty, to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert, and to gain knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of this region. Our goal is good stewardship of our desert home. Here, in this island of serenity, you can explore all that is the Sonoran Desert. You can discover the ways in which the parade of cultures and peoples in our region connect with the richness of desert life. At Tohono Chul Park you learn how to live with, not just in, the desert. In addition to exhibits and displays, the Park presents a variety of lectures, concerts, workshops and special events. Come and experience the desert in a whole new way.