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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


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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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  • #2 of 289 things to do in Tucson
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A Tucson Must See!

One of the best outdoor museums anywhere! Plants, animals, history, a cave, minerals, live demonstrations, it has it all.

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Experience It

We made it here an hour and a half before closing. Enough time to see it all without being rushed. It was definitely worth making the journey. Thankful we made the drive.

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Raptor live exhibit NOT to be missed

The best part of whole visit to Tucson was the raptor “show” at the dessert museum. The museum has a training program for several types of Raptors and on the day we were there which was cool out a...

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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

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