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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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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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  • #1 of 309 things to do in Tucson
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Why I love the Sonoran Desert Explained

Live exhibits, visit the raptors show, all the reasons to love the Sonoran desert flora and fauna. This museum is a living thing that shows the beauty and diversity that is the Sonoran Desert, I call...

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Still hard to describe; worth visiting

I have been to the museum many many times, but eagerly went again to share it with friends. It is hard to describe (museum, zoo, botanical garden, geology exhibit.....) but so very well done. You can...

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A Tucson Gem. Worth every minute we visited. Plenty of animals and plants to see. Falcon show a must see.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
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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