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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.

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    Based on 7396 reviews
  • #2 of 311 things to do in Tucson
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This was a nice way to spend time getting to know Tucson landscape.

Lots to see and lots of walking trails. Take bottled water, there are a couple fountains to refill if needed. Watch the temperture for the hot days.

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Excellent way to learn about the desert, wildlife, and and spend time.

We visited a few years before, and this time saw a great deal more than before. The caves were nice, especially to escape the heat, the exhibits are always well-done and informative. One of the...

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A must see if you are in the area. Lots to learn in this outside museum. Go early if it is hot- many trails are outside. There are volunteer docents all around for additional learning opportunities...

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

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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