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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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  • #2 of 271 things to do in Tucson
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Small animal enclosures

The enclosures for the bear, wolves, and puma are shockingly small. While I think the curators of the museum are well-intentioned, this seems like a cruel way to treat other living beings.

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Well worth visiting for the botanical garden

We actually changed plans in order to fit this into our schedule and we were very happy we did. It’s quite a large outdoor museum so I would suggest 4 hours to really enjoy the museum inside and out...

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Great place to visit with OR without children

This museum is a must see when visiting Tucson. As one strolls down the many paths, each showcases a particular ecosystem of the Arizona deserts with its diverse flora and fauna. There is even a...

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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