July 31 9am -12pm. FREE
Discovery Saturday Everyone knows the James Family Discovery Gardens and Highlands Center trails are a wonderful place to spend your time, but on Discovery Saturdays there will be more to visit, explore, and learn! This month learn all about Wildlife. Learn about Rattlesnakes, Abert Squirrels, mammal skulls and more. 
Next Discovery Saturday is Aug 28.
Social Lives of Rattlesnakes
with Melissa Amarello. 
Tues, July 27, 7pm - 8:30 pm 
Although generally thought of as solitary, cold-blooded killers, snakes exhibit a variety of behaviors that we typically associate with animals such as birds and primates. Courtship, combat, and hanging out with friends are just a few behaviors captured by our remote, time-lapse cameras that you will get to see during this FREE ZOOM presentation by Melissa Amarello. 
Life Enrichment Through Nature
Thursday’s, Aug 5th to Sept 9th, 9:30 am-11:30 am.
The Discovery Gardens
$120 for full series, Members SAVE 10%
Life Enrichment Through Nature was designed with seniors in mind. Tom Benson, a Highlands Center Naturalist for over 27 years, has created this six-week course to connect you with the natural world, others, and yourself. To Register or get more info, CLICK HERE
Sat, Aug 7, 9 am - 12 pm
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at this Highlands Center favorite. Whether you find insects gross or fascinating, this festival is for you! Join the Dead Bug Society or Cicada Club to take a closer look at some members of this ancient group of animals. Sponsored by ORKIN.
FREE for Members. $6 adults, $4, 3-13-year-olds.
Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Gretchen Lopez
Aug 11-13, 9am - 3pm, $275
Celebrating Prescott’s
Diverse Landscapes
Join Gretchen Lopez and learn to compose and work with the landscape or zero in on a garden setting while working in oil, water mixable oil or acrylic.
  • Learn how to find the focal point in our composition, and simplify complex scenes.
  • Find out how important the start of a painting is, by looking for and using large shapes to pull a composition together.
Plein Air in the Garden
From August through October the Highlands Center will be hosting plein air artists in our Discovery Gardens on select Sundays.
Watch them work and learn what plein air painting is, how plein air artists are inspired by nature and view and purchase their artwork.
Click the link for more information about these events and the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival.
Shakespeare in the Pines...
Shakespeare’s tale of Falstaff in love…in the old west!
Fri and Sat, Aug 13 & 14, and 20 & 21, 6:30pm.
Tickets are $45.00 and include 2 drink tickets (wine and beer).
Presented by Lamb Cadillac. With support by El Gato Azul. A Laark Production.
An optional pre-order gourmet basket is available for $10.00
provided by El Gato Azul.
Summer Colored Pencil Drawing Series
with Diane Iverson
Mon, Wed, and Fri, 9am - 12pm
August 16th-27th
$22.50/class for members,
$25/class for non members
Hiking Spree 21
Saturday September 4th to Monday December 6th
Kick off is Sept. 4th at 9 am
Hike 8 out of 10 of the hikes to be entered in a raffle for a $300 gift certificate from The Hike Shack.
Online Ordering Begins:
Fri, Aug 20th
Online Closed:
Thurs, Sept 9th
Check the website for Updates!
Highlands Center for Natural History | 1375 S Walker Rd, 
Prescott, AZ 86303 | highlandscenter.org | 928-776-9550