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GeoTour Tucson

Discover the scientific and natural wonders of Southern Arizona!

Discoveries Around Every Corner

Welcome to Tucson's geotourism collaboration, GeoTour Tucson. Through this initiative, we invite visitors and residents alike to discover or rediscover the area's preeminent scientific wonders at attractions that include Arizona-Sonora Desert MuseumKartchner Caverns State Park®UA Biosphere 2UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter and Kitt Peak National Observatory

Due to its scientific expertise and attractions, Tucson has been dubbed the "Science City." The major attractions of the Tucson area offer national and international leadership in fields such as environmental science, geology, ecology, astronomy, and hydrology. Beyond that, each provide great entertainment for adults and children alike. 

We have long recognized Tucson as one of the leading destinations for science. Discover for yourself by exploring the scientific and educational attractions the area has to offer.


Video: Tucson - Soak Up The Science


GeoTourism Locations

Kartchner Caverns State Park
Mount Lemmon Telescopes

Telescopes at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

Desert Museum Scorpion Hunting
Kitt Peak Telescopes


Stellar Views Southern Arizona has some of the clearest skies in the U.S.—about 350 nights of viewing a year. Tour some of the world’s most-respected observatories and enjoy the same “good seeing” as the pros... Read More

Plants & Animals

Get to Know the Living Desert If you think a city in the desert must mean desolate wastelands of hot sand and bleached cow skulls, prepare to be amazed. Far from the land of tumbling.. Read More

Space, Science & Technology

Be Sure to Pack Your Thinking Cap With the country's biggest optics program, the #1 space program ranked by the National Science Foundation, and one of the top research institutions in the world at the.. Read More