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South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)

  • 10409 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85042
    • Phone: (623) 334-7880
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No visit to South Mountain Park is complete without a stop at SMEEC. Whether you’re looking for tips to enjoy family, friends or solo time in the Park, a deeper understanding of the plants, animals and history of South Mountain or a place to hold your next memorable private event, SMEEC has something for everyone.

General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Open for events
  • Miles to Light Rail Station: 7
  • Miles to Downtown Phoenix: 7.7
  • Miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: 8.9
  • Kid Friendly:
Learn about the night sky through talks, activities and stargazing; weather permitting. Hosted by South Mountain Astronomy…

Nature Play

Starting January 26, 2020
Recurring weekly on Sunday
Release your imagination in our Nature Play Space. Items designed to stimulate movement, creativity and self-directed learning…
Join experienced birder Gordon Karre on a guided walk and explore the winged wonders that surround us all.

Drop-in Desert Discoveries

February 8, 2020 to February 22, 2020
(Select Dates)
Explore the Sonoran Desert through self-guided crafts, stories and hands-on activities. Afternoons: 2:00 – 3:00,…
February 8 | 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. With experienced Park Rangers and educators as your guide, learn…
Feel the love for all our beautiful mountain has to offer: Ramble along our Los Lomitas trail to view petroglyphs at sunset…
Join local authors Michael Hale and award-winning Conrad Storad as they read from a few of their favorite stories including…