Adult Programs

The Highlands Center offers classes, workshops, and field trips for community members to help them become more informed stewards of the land.

  • Field Trips are a fun way for adults to learn about the Natural History of Arizona by travelling to various places of interest within the state and talking to local experts.  All trips depart from and return to the Highlands Center for Natural History.
  • Art Classes provide an opportunity to develop and sharpen your skills in nature observation and illustration.  All levels are welcome!
  • Natural History Classes provide a chance to study in greater depth the flora, fauna, and geology of the region.  Classes are designed to be interactive and often involve a lab component.

Trips and Tours

Trips are typically offered in the Fall and Spring.  Check out past and upcoming trips!

Art Classes

Join local artists for classes focused on portraying the natural world!

Natural History Classes

Join local experts to learn more about the region.

Naturalist Certification

Become a certified naturalist through an engaging blend of experiences in the field, scientific collections, and classroom.

Forest Bathing

Experience sensory opening activities in the forest led by certified Forest Therapy Guides.

Highlands Happy Hours

Happy Hours are educational adult programs introducing various food and drink tastings to illuminate the science and history behind the delicious experience!


Looking to be inspired? Come to a workshop or workshop series to learn more about the Arizona Highlands and yourself.

Members Lunch & Learn

Members are invited to pack a lunch and indulge their curiosity during these hour long quarterly presentations. 

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