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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 315 things to do in Tucson
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Goinig earlier in the day is best; great hummingbird enclosure and fantastic hiking. Plan to spend several hours to see everything. Docents are great! The food was better than I expected. Not a lot...

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Best of the Southwest

By the time you leave the museum you will know much more about the Sonora desert and the plants and critters that live there. Bring a hat and sunblock. Water available at many spots so no worries...

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Great introduction to the Sonoran desert environment!

We visited this attraction because it was highly rated in TripAdvisor. We found the rating to be well-deserved. The attraction opens at 7:30 a.m. for the hot months of the year, and that is great...

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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