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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


For native flora and fauna, there’s no better place for spectacular photos. Focused on the preservation of the Sonoran Desert, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will turn your idea of a museum inside out. Photographers will experience a quintessential Sonoran Desert experience which includes: an unforgettable fusion zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium and art gallery (all of which are highly photogenic)! Highlights include the hummingbird aviary and Earth Sciences Center, where guests descend into a replica limestone cave. Enjoy live animal presentations that showcase a variety of desert animals and be sure not to miss Raptor Free Flight (seasonal) where native birds of prey fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers! Open daily, year-round. Hours/rates vary.

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  • #2 of 339 things to do in Tucson
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MUCH More than a Museum...It'a Alive!

We opine this is the best LIVING museum in the country if not the world. Bold statement and I challenge anyone to undermine. The word "museum" most definitely seems to be a misnomer. When I think...

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Great park and museum

This place is a must if you visit Tucson. The scenic view is amazing, very well kept and inviting. If you love Nature, this will be a perfect site to visit.

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We had an amazing private catered dinner event. I did hope to see more animals though.

I went as part of a “private party” for a group of about 50, and we had the entire place to ourselves. That was pretty awesome as we got to leisurely walk the grounds and the exhibits. A few were...

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
  • Free Parking
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  • Private Dining Room
  • Website Listing Tag(s): Bird Watching/Observación de Aves, Plants & Animals/Plantas y Animales

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  • 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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