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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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  • #2 of 271 things to do in Tucson
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Zoo? Botanical Garden? Art Gallery? Desert Education Center? Close-up Raptor Demo? Good Places to Eat & Shop? Yes!

Quite a place! At $21.50 a head (veteran, senior and children’s rates lower), it’s important to decide if this place is for you. It’s huge - we spent 3 hours, walked about 4 miles, and still didn’t...

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One of the most interesting places to visit in Tucson. You will come away with a much better understanding of, and appreciation for, the the desert eco-systems and animals that make Arizona and Baja...

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Best nature museum in the west

Went at Christmas to show some visitors the creatures and the plants of the desert south west. The museum was great, from the rock and mineral shows through the Raptor free flights. The Raptor...

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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