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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:

Nature Play

November 17, 2019 to December 29, 2019
Recurring weekly on Sunday
Release your imagination in our Nature Play Space. Items designed to stimulate movement, creativity and self-directed learning…
Join us for “adults only” hikes led by our expert park rangers, each focused on a different topic and unique hiking…
Explore the Sonoran Desert through self-guided crafts, stories and hands-on activities.

Junior Explorers

November 23, 2019 to December 14, 2019
(Select Dates)
Looking for an opportunity to take a hike on your own? Kids love our Junior Explorers program featuring fun outdoor adventures,…

Ranger "Ride Along" Tour

November 30, 2019 to December 28, 2019
(Select Dates)
Tours offered at 8:30 – 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Noon each date. With experienced Park Rangers and…
Experience and explore the desert at night, guided by your senses and a Park Ranger! Come over starting at 6 p.m. for chats…

Fireside Chats

December 11, 2019 to December 27, 2019
(Select Dates)
Join our Park Rangers for fun and learning about South Mountain around the campfire.
Join experienced birder Gordon Karre on a guided walk through our South Mountain trails, to explore the winged wonders that…