Love of the Sonoran Desert region: its natural history and it cultural heritage.
Love of Tohono Chul and respect for what it means to visitors, supporters, and staff.
Responsible use of all-natural, human, fiscal, and temporal resources.
Respect for all people, their beliefs, and their cultures.
Excellence and integrity in all undertakings of Tohono Chul.
Dedication to lifelong learning, with a special focus on living with the Sonoran Desert and the interactions of people with their environment.
Accessibility and outreach to the community in experiencing the resources of Tohono Chul.
The mission of Tohono Chul is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world.
Tohono Chul’s vision is to be recognized internationally as the premier center for understanding and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert region through its fusion of nature, art, and culture. Tohono Chul seeks to be an indispensable resource for helping people learn about, celebrate, and conserve our region’s natural and cultural heritage, and to be a model institution for other unique regions around the world. Every element of Tohono Chul will reflect excellence and beauty, creating a pleasurable, inspiring, and enlightening experience for all.