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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

Quite the perfect spot for bird watchers! 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. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails. Highlights include the hummingbird aviary, Warden Aquarium 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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    Based on 8484 reviews
  • #2 of 330 things to do in Tucson
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Come Pet The Desert Stingrays

It has been 3 decades since we last visited. We enjoyed the drive through the saguaro forests to get here and pulled into the near empty parking lot, only to see signs saying that reservations were...

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Excellent way to learn about desert life

The museum has free parking. The museum is located well outside town next to Saguaro National Park. It is an outdoor museum. After paying admission, you may take a map and start walking around the...

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Arizona experiences all in one place

Thanks to the pandemic, you have to reserve a time to visit the museum. It is easy to do online and you can download the ticket as well to improve your contactless experience at the museum. Wear...

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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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