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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 274 things to do in Tucson
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A great place

This outdoor "museum" is a great place to get the essence of the Sonoran desert. Cactus, wild javalina, butterflies, and wonderful flowers. A great way to spend a few hours when you are in the...

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Great place

We were a little hesitant to go here because we weren’t sure what to expect, but it was great. Our kids, 4 and 6, loved the animals and my wife now has a different appreciation of how beautiful the...

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Nice afternoon

We ended up here by accident....a GPS error brought us in the wrong direction to another destination so when we saw the signs for the Desert Museum we decided to stop in. If we hadn't already been...

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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