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Bask in the early tulip blooms and cherry blossoms at Cultivate: Nature Sounds & Wildlife on March 7. Learn about the wildlife that surrounds us with nature talks, displays, and a special performance of “BEE SONG” during a night of discovery.
$5 members, $15 non-members. Advance registration required. Register online here.
- “BEE SONG” | 5:45, 6:30 & 7:15pm
The world-renowned Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach performs a special arrangement of “BEE SONG” by composer Robert Hoehn. Written for the Resonant Nest, part of the exhibition in the Sturt Haaga Gallery, this 15-minute score was inspired by the daily activity of a bumblebee colony.
- Native Plant Display | 5:30–8pm
Learn all about bee-friendly plants and chat with experts about our local native bees.
Pollinator Craft | 5:30–8pm
Enjoy a hands-on activity inspired by the plants and insects around us.
The Kitchen at Descanso Food and Drink | 5:30–8pm
Nature Talks by Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy | 6, 6:30 & 7pm
Learn all about the urban wildlife in our city, hear from experts about motion-sensor camera trapping and more.
Sturt Haaga Gallery, fruiting bodies exhibition open | 5:30-8:15pm
The Gallery stays open late for you to explore.
PLAY evolution | 6–6:20, 6:40–7, 7:20–7:40 & 8–8:20pm
Embark on an adventure with PLAY and tap into your most child-like self. Each participant will be given a set of silent dj headphones, and will be guided to explore, move and make noise.
- The Kitchen at Descanso Food and Drink | 5:30–8pm
To join us on Free Tuesday, you will need advance tickets.
Tickets for Free Tuesday on March 17 will be available on Tuesday, February 25 at 10am.
- Tickets are free and must be reserved online in advance, by phone at (818) 949-4200 or in person. No tickets will be available on-site at the Gardens on Free Tuesday.
- Tickets are available three weeks before the date of Free Tuesday. There are two times available to enter: 9am and 1pm. Once you are in the Gardens, you man stay until Descanso Gardens closes at 5pm.
- All visitors – including infants – need a ticket.
- Descanso Gardens members do not need a ticket.
- Members of other gardens that participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program must reserve a free non-member ticket.
- Tickets will be scanned for entry and can only be used for the date and time printed on them.
- Tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated. Ticket purchaser must be present with entire party in order to enter the Garden. Descanso Gardens staff may request identification from the ticket purchaser.
- Please read our garden etiquette guidelines to better understand the expectations of behavior when visiting Descanso.
- Food and picnicking are not permitted in the Gardens; however, you are welcome to use the picnic area adjacent to the parking lot.
- We cannot accommodate tour groups/buses on Free Tuesday. For group availability, contact email@example.com or (818) 949-4202.