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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

#1 of 300 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 2 days ago

A fine educational place to visit. In August everything was in floom on the drive out. The exhibits were all done very well and the shows were fun to see the snakes and birds of prey. The snack place was way too expensive with Gateraid...More

Thank bpackard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How much longer until we get there? Do we really have to go? The often usual conversation with a 13 year old turned quickly to enthusiastic awe at the scenic Sonoran desert on the long drive out to this wonderful zoo and museum. Great collection...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I absolutely love the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It is worth the drive with lovely views along the way and breathtaking views once you arrive. There is so much to see and do at the museum and you will see different things every time you go,...More

1  Thank Hope G
Reviewed 3 days ago

The desert museum is definitely worth a visit. Lots of interesting things to see. Would visit again very enjoyable.

Thank Sunshine51_12
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Desert Museum is a must visit when in or around Tucson. The Sonoran desert is a marvelous area covering Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico. It is home to unique creatures and exotic plant life. The museum is an experience for the whole family; both...More

Thank bmkutok
Reviewed 5 days ago

a bit of a drive, in the middle of nowhere, rich, enjoyable. well developed natural open air museum with a wide variety of flora and fauna. kids will love it.

Thank Perspectech
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited here a few times, the hummingbird house that you can walk in is amazing, a must see. We have also seen the birds of prey show outside where the birds are in flight outdoors, it was fantastic, also a must see. Overall...More

Thank WindyCityRipster
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've lived in Tucson most of my life, but hadn't been to the Desert Museum in many years. It's always been a place to take visitors from out of town, but we haven't had any company lately to take. But, I had recently heard they...More

1  Thank annieofaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful morning at the Museum, which is really more of a zoo, but placed out in the natural desert habitat, with the native plants and animals displayed. The mix of man-made and natural was mostly seamless. Our favorite exhibit was the hummingbird...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum. Mostly outdoors and can be very hot. Didn't see many animals probably due to heat. Stingray exhibit was fantastic as well as hummingbird enclosure

Thank Alice 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.