In addition to permanent exhibits, it offers tours that focus on local landmarks and sculptures.
The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary that is dedicated to helping native wild animals.
The garden also educates visitors about water-saving landscape principles and how to save money on their water bill.
Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater.
There's no better way to get in touch with the desert than to visit Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Its calendar of activities includes Sense/Ability tours for visitors with special needs and art workshops.