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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Westside District

2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743
United States

Phone: 520-883-1380


Fax: 520-883-2500


Quite the perfect spot for bird watchers! Focused on the preservation of the Sonoran Desert, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will turn your idea of a museum inside out. Guests will experience a quintessential Sonoran Desert experience which includes: an unforgettable fusion zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium and art gallery. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails. Highlights include the hummingbird aviary, Warden Aquarium and Earth Sciences Center where guests descend into a replica limestone cave. 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.

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Enriching wildlife experience

High quality museum experience, though really it is more of a zoo than museum, you can expect to learn a lot about the Sonoran desert wildlife! There are a few exhibits indoors, such as the...

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A combination botanical garden / zoo!

We visited this museum and bought our advance tickets online. Two senior tickets were a little less than $50. We were able to see the whole museum in a little over 2 hours. There is a lot of walking...

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Museum and Zoo

We had a wonderful visit at the desert museum. It was a very hot day and while most of the exhibits are outside, there are plenty inside as well. Overall, it was a fun, informative and unique...

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
  • Free Parking
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  • Private Dining Room
  • Website Listing Tag(s): Bird Watching/Observación de Aves, Plants & Animals/Plantas y Animales

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Meeting Facilities

  • Number of Meeting Rooms 6
  • Banquet Capacity 700
  • Reception Capacity 1000
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  • Theatre Capacity: 265
  • Classroom Capacity: 150

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