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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 301 things to do in Tucson
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A must see

I have lived in Tucson all my life. And the Dessert Museum has always been a fixture here. When I was a kid they offered summer programs, and taught dessert survival and other cool things for kids on...

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If you're going to visit only one place in Tucson, this is it!

I am a native Tucsonan so I'm prejudiced, but I believe the Desert Museum is one of the best zoos in the world. And I'm not the only one who thinks so! Pros: *Almost all if the animals are in open...

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Great way to learn about the Sonoran Dessert

The plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert are on display here in their natural habitat. The Birds of Prey demonstration is especially interesting, with free-flying birds around you, as is the...

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  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
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  • Patio Dining
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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