Tumamoc Institute of Science, Culture, and Art

The Tumamoc Institute of Art, Science, and Culture showcases and shares the important work and diverse stories of Tumamoc Hill and the Desert Laboratory while nurturing cross-cultural understanding through the following programs.

Desert Laboratory Lecture Series

The Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill hosts a series of lectures focused on topics that relate to the science, ecology, history, and culture of the Sonoran Desert. All talks are open to the public.

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Art and Science Workshops

The Tumamoc Institute’s Art and Science Workshops, taught by top scientists and artist, weave art, science, and community in a tapestry of observations of the natural world that will leave you with a fresh take on familiar sights. 

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Friends of Tumamoc

With an annual gift of support, you can help ensure that what you love about Tumamoc not only remains but is enhanced. Friends of Tumamoc Hill have opportunities to learn about and engage with the past and the future of Tumamoc. 

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Tumamoc Stewards

We need your help to take care of the space we all love. Tumamoc Hill is a fragile cultural landscape. With so much current use, the only way to effectively sustain its integrity is with community support and care.

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Tumamoc Sketchbook

Sketched, snapped, or scribbled while on Tumamoc Hill.

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Field Explorations

We firmly believe the best way to learn about the desert is to experience it. The Desert Laboratory provides occasional opportunities to travel to some of the region’s most spectacular sites with a group of experts in a unique experience that cannot be replicated. 

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