55-acre botanical park with animal farm & museum of dinosaur fossils
What You'll Get
For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Branch out with this Groupon.
Choose From Four Options
$10 for a day at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens for two (a $20 value)
$15 for a one-hour Segway outing in the gardens, including admission and Segway rental (a $30 value)
$20 for a flex pass for two, which includes a day at the gardens, Museum of Ancient Life, and Farm Country (a $40 value)
$135 for a one-year family membership for two adults and dependent children (a $175 value), plus one photography session (a $100 value; a $275 total value)
- Unlimited admission to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Museum of Ancient Life, and Farm Country
- Invitations to members-only events
- Unlimited admission to 300 national affiliated museums and science centers
- One still portrait or video session in the gardens for up to three subjects with an independent photographer of their choice.
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Thanksgiving Point is closed on Sundays.<p>
The Fine Print
About Thanksgiving Point
A waterfall cascades over a towering cliff. A few acres away, hundreds of thousands of tulips sway in the desert breeze where hay and barley once grew. Originally a dairy farm, the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point has bloomed into a museum complex and attraction with one-of-a-kind experiences, shopping, dining, and seasonal festivals. In Thanksgiving Point Gardens, trees and shrubs form divisions between 15 themed gardens modeled after a country estate, 13 acres of turf grass, and a 4,000-seat amphitheater beside a manmade waterfall—all of which flourish under the hands of 26 gardeners. Gardeners feed their plots using an intricate water-reclamation system, which harvests millions of gallons of runoff water and lizards' tears annually to transform the desert landscape into an assembly of global ecosystems.
The outdoor park is also home to Farm Country, a working farm where goats, pigs, and draft horses mingle with peacocks and wildlife photographers disguised as ostriches. Visitors delve into farm culture as they pet and feed the animals, ride ponies, and look in on the process of bottling milk. The Museum of Ancient Life explores life long before agriculture, exhibiting 60 complete dinosaur skeletons to a soundtrack of gurgling steams, insect chirps, and one jazz saxophonist. The museum also contains more than 50 interactive exhibits, including a simulated fossil dig.