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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743
Contact: Gina Compitello
Title: Marketing Assistant
Phone: 520-883-1380
Fax: 520-883-2500

The quintessential Sonoran Desert experience…an unforgettable fusion zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium and art gallery. TripAdvisor’s #1 Tucson attraction. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails. Highlights include the hummingbird aviary, Warden Aquarium and Earth Sciences Center where visitors descend into a replica limestone cave to discover the geologic forces that created the Sonoran Desert landscape. The Museum's permanent mineral collection has been acknowledged as one of the finest regional collections in the world! Enjoy live animal presentations that showcase a variety of desert animals and be sure not to miss Raptor Free Flight (seasonal) where native birds of prey fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers! Open daily year-round. Hours/rates vary. Adjacent to Saguaro National Park (west).

Additional Info
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 8
  • Largest Room: 500
  • Theatre Capacity: 265
  • Banquet Capacity: 600
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Description: Located in the picturesque Tucson Mountain Park west of Tucson and adjacent to Saguaro National Park the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s lush grounds and tranquil setting form a unique backdrop for special events. Meetings, lunches, and banquets can be hosted in a variety of venues, outdoors and indoors, with panoramic views of the desert and Tucson Mountains. Enhance your event with visits by Desert Animals and their handlers.
  • 2nd Largest Theater Size Room Capacity: 200
  • Banquet 2nd largest room capacity: 220
  • Banquet 3rd largest room capacity: 90
  • Banquet indoor capacity: 350
  • Banquet largest room capacity: 400
  • Banquet on-site catering options:
  • Banquet open holidays:
  • Banquet outdoor/patio capacity: 700
  • Banquet private rooms available:
  • Banquet will close for groups:
  • Full service restaurants on property:
  • Internet Access in Rooms:
  • Motorcoach parking on-site:
  • Number of Banquet Rooms Available: 3
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Special information (entertainment, services etc.): Live desert animal-presentations
  • Wedding contact: Jessica Besecker
  • Wedding contact phone number: 520-883-3018
  • Wedding facilities:
  • Wheel Chair Accessible Rooms:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Baldwin Building X           200     150     220     300  
Warden Oasis Theatre X           265             200  
Taylor Plaza X                       200  
Ocotillo X           150     100     90     125  
Ironwood Terrace X                   400     500  
Desert Garden X           150             250