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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 6921 reviews
  • #1 of 302 things to do in Tucson
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Fantastic place to learn about desert plants and wildlife

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. There's a lot to see, so allow yourself a good 2-3 hours for your visit in order...

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Nice contrast to the city

They have many different plants and animals that you can see with many knowledgeable people to inform you about them. It was really hot and most of it is outside so some of the animals weren’t out...

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Outstanding exhibits and all the docents are great. go see Raptorfreeflight, it is Excellant. Birds of prey -excellant

RFF is wonderful with live birds of prey flying just over your head. Narration is great and the trainers should be commended for the training involved to have each species move about the demo site...

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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