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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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  • Green Business

Focused on the preservation of the Sonoran Desert, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will turn your idea of a museum inside out. Guests will experience a quintessential Sonoran Desert experience which includes: an unforgettable fusion zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium and art gallery. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails. Highlights include the hummingbird aviary, Warden Aquarium 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 309 things to do in Tucson
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OMG! I Wanted to Stay Forever

I don't know if people realize how great this place is-we stopped on our way to the Old Tuscon Studio. You could spend several days here exploring! Mostly outdoors, so be sure to wear comfortable...

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Great first stop for your Tucson visit

98 acres 2 miles of paths 300 different animals 1,200 plants This museum is really an aquarium, botanical garden and zoo. The paths are mostly paved and planned out perfectly for you to amble from...

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The desert may surprise you

This is a well-put together museum, more like a botanic garden with animals, really, with helpful docents and exquisitely maintained landscape in the middle of a beautiful wildlife preserve. And...

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Children Welcomed
  • Free Parking
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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