Find a Hotel

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Westside District

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

Phone: 520-883-1380


Fax: 520-883-2500


  • Green Business

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 8274 reviews
  • #2 of 275 things to do in Tucson
  • Show Reviews

Cool summer nights

My review is mostly about the Cool Summer Nights program they have on Saturdays during the summer. Some exhibits close at 7PM, the restaurants close at 9PM and the entire location is closed at 10PM...

Read full review

Overall amazing but sad for the animals

We visited about a week ago and overall we had a great time. There were lots of things to do and see! It was worth starting early to do the desert walk and see the cactus garden and other outdoor...

Read full review

Excellent Experience

My wife and I were in the Tucson area and after reading the reviews on TA we decided to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It turned out to be an excellent way to spend the afternoon! It was...

Read full review


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

See More

Meeting Facilities

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