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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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  • #2 of 333 things to do in Tucson
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Not a zoo, but maybe better ?

We went in late February 21 .. a little cool and breezy, but the sun felt great. I can’t understand the complaints in the least .. just a wonderful use of the space to recreate a desert...

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Great one-to-one time with my son

My 12 year-old son and I went to the museum in late Feb 2021. Tickets required in an advance to balance crowd leveled and we went with the 8:30am start time. It was perfect. Weather was mid 40’s and...

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Beautiful museum among the Saguaros

Our daughter was looking at The University of Arizona so on our day off from such we paid this museum a visit. Easy to purchase tickets online ahead of time. Everyone was adhering to COVID protocols...

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
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  • Patio Dining
  • Private Dining Room

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  • 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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