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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


  • 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 8420 reviews
  • #2 of 290 things to do in Tucson
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Arizona Sonora desert museum

As per reviews I read on trip they suggested getting to the museum early, so we did! Little did we know the kids were out of school Thursday because of the rodeo! I was little bummed not...

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Don't miss this gem

Make sure you include one of the raptor demonstrations in your tour. They are SO interesting and you will learn so much about the birds and the area. This museum is wonderful, the docents are very...

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Don’t miss the cave for evolution and gems of the region.

For sure the reviews are correct, make a trip, lots of walking, lots of places to rest and cool off. Lots of interactive exhibits, lots of plants, sculptures, history and art. There are docents to...

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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

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