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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Located in: Westside District


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

Phone: 520-883-1380

Fax: 520-883-2500

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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. Recently named TripAdvisor’s #5 U.S. Garden! Walking paths meander through various Sonoran Desert habitats showcasing 230 animals, 16 individual gardens, 1,200 plant species, and 56,000 plants. Highlights include Stingray Touch, the Hummingbird Aviary, Reptile, Amphibian, and Invertebrate Hall, Warden Aquarium and several live animal presentations including Raptor Free Flight where native birds of prey fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers (seasonal). Open daily year round. Hours/rates vary.

  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 6825 reviews
  • #1 of 300 things to do in Tucson
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Very Educational Exhibits

A fine educational place to visit. In August everything was in floom on the drive out. The exhibits were all done very well and the shows were fun to see the snakes and birds of prey. The snack...

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Unenthusiastic teen grandson lit up

How much longer until we get there? Do we really have to go? The often usual conversation with a 13 year old turned quickly to enthusiastic awe at the scenic Sonoran desert on the long drive out to...

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Wonderful place to explore for young and old

I absolutely love the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It is worth the drive with lovely views along the way and breathtaking views once you arrive. There is so much to see and do at the museum and you...

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  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
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  • Children Welcomed
  • Patio Dining
  • Meeting Rooms/Space
  • Private Dining Room
  • Free Parking

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Meeting Facilities

  • Number of Meeting Rooms 6
  • Banquet Capacity 600
  • Reception Capacity 1000
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  • Theatre Capacity: 265
  • Classroom Capacity: 150