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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

#1 of 288 things to do in Tucson Features Animals
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum, botanical garden and art gallery reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring wildlife such as coyotes, bears and mountain lions in their natural settings and two aviaries; one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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Reviewed yesterday

The saguaro cactus was a high item on my sisters bucket list for this road trip. It has sentimental meaning to us as our grandfather and dad loved it. We were definitely in for a surprise. I read about the national park the night prior...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed yesterday

The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is more than just a museum. It is also a zoo and botanical garden. My daughter and I visited on a Sunday morning just after they opened. The museum features plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. Most of the...More

Thank NHMom67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the desert museum with my husband after multiple visits to AZ and never having the chance to go. Its loaded with interesting information about desert plants and wildlife and includes animals that are indigenous to AZ. We got to touch sting rays and...More

Thank shelian11202
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum shows a lot of the native fauna found in Arizona, and the exhibits are easily accessible from walkways throughout the area.

Thank Kriss2718
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are in Tucson for more than a couple of days and looking for a real treat, I highly recommend visiting the Sonora Desert Museum. It is a living Museum meaning it is part zoo, featuring all of the flora and fauna of the...More

Thank BVelasco26
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were there at 8:00 a.m. so we could enjoy the museum before it got too hot. That was a good plan, as most of the exhibits are in a natural setting outside. There are many spots of shade and some spectacular exhibits inside for...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just left the museum and had an amazing time. The scenery is unbelievable and the facilities are excellent. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly - often waking over to engage you with interesting facts about whatever it is you're examining. I only had...More

Thank eggbomb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to add to the other reviews. I'm not much for this type of attraction (zoo) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. We visited on 7/8. We arrived just after they opened so it wasn't to hot and spent over 2 hours. The staff was...More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place! Docents are very knowledgeable and helpful. Several places to pop in and out of the heat. A must see when in Tucson.

Thank TLBR1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family friendly. Very interesting for young ones. Lots to look at. Very reasonable price. Very beautiful weather. Lots of attractions nearby.

Thank rebecca s
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14 May 2017|
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Response from Charlotte B | Reviewed this property |
Besides the museum, your children may enjoy Tombstone. It is an old west historic town with people dressed in period clothing and in character. Staged gun fights. Recreation of the shoot out at the OK corral.
19 April 2017|
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Response from KatMom419 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Honestly, this is primarily an outdoor walking museum where flora and fauna of different species are displayed and growing. Lot of lovely butterflies. The only spaces I noticed indoors were 2 cafes, 2 small shops and a... More
15 March 2017|
Response from Fredboy1946 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any. Since wild animals are part of the exhibit, I doubt it. Check with web site before you go.