Boyce Thompson Arboretum

37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ 85273 - United States



Museum Day Hours of Operation: 6:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm (last entry at 2:00 pm)

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is Arizona’s oldest, largest, and most spectacularly situated botanical institution. It was established in 1924 by William Boyce Thompson for the purpose of instilling in people an appreciation of arid land plants. The Arboretum is now visited by over 90,000 people annually. Fostering educational, recreational and conservation opportunities associated with plants from deserts of the world, Boyce Thompson Arboretum works daily towards fulfilling the mission set forth by its founder more than 93 years ago.


Located an hour east of Arizona’s state capital, Boyce Thompson Arboretum covers 392 acres. Its seventy-five acres of cultivated gardens encompass great biodiversity – with 150 plant families represented by over 600 genera and 3,500 plant species.

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