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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be sure to get there when they open. Some of the walk is out though the hot open desert. We did get to see all the animals since we got there early. Very friendly volunteers that will direct you to must see exhibits.

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed yesterday

I always wanted to visit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. I find the desert fascinating and many are surprised to see so much wildlife in such a challenging environment. The displays are well done and there's something for the kids to do at each area.

Thank rudeman33
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Outstanding museum. I immediately bought a single membership when I arrived. The staff was very friendly and informative. The map was very clear and easy to follow. I was at the park for 2 hours. Also decided to go back again on Sunday morning. I...More

Thank brendabT6684FY
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrive early in the day prior to the heat and you will see a variety of animals in natural settings. In addition to viewing animals, we learned much of geology and botanical information regarding the Sonoran Desert. Black bear, big horn sheep, deer, otter, bird...More

Thank EdnaU_13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is fun and great to see what the desert is all about. We were sad that we weren’t able to see a few of the animals. The workers at the StingRay touch were so friendly!!! Admission is a little pricey compared to other...More

Thank Hernandez022085
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The desert museum is a must see if in Tucson. It offers a showcase of everything that is to be found in the Sonoran desert. The location is beautiful and so are the exhibits. You can't leave Tucson without a trip out to the desert...More

Thank Katiii_rundel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been here many many times, will come back many more! It's mostly outside, so remeber your hat and sunscreen. But we'll worth being outside with beautiful desert scenery and learning about our desert wildlife.

Thank Hatman1980
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyd the park. Watched the animals and walked the desert route. Little bit expensive for what to do. But we didnot regret the visit

Thank amerikafan53
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely site. We started at the Aviary. There was every bird I expected to see. Wrens, road runners, wood peckers and quail. To mention a few and several I didn't know the name of until we read the info readily available at...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you come to Tucson, the museum is a must. You will see animals in natural habitat and if you time it properly, they have a raptor show that is astounding. If that does not interest you, you still get a stroll through our beautiful...More

Thank Doug_Day
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Jacquie W
8 September 2017|
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Response from l b | Reviewed this property |
It is dry heat so tolerable at most temperatures but, March weather is averaged at 75-77 degrees.
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