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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

#1 of 282 things to do in Tucson Features Animals
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is not like any other. It is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden located next to Saguaro National Park which has the highest concentration of Saguaro cacti in the world. A must see is the Hummingbird aviary, a large cage...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting and insightful museum . It gives you a really good idea of the desert dwelling animals and their struggles in the desert . Everything from birds to reptiles .

Thank tonybaker1977
Reviewed yesterday

We have visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 4-5 times over the years. Each visit offered blooming cactus, up close time with desert wildlife, informative staff, and beautiful Native American artwork and jewelry in the gift shop

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful place to learn about the desert animals, plants, and people. Go early and take your time. We spent about four hours wondering around. There is so much to take in. Also more of the animals are about in the cool of the morning.

Thank BuffieW2015
Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful facility not only is a zoo, but an educational experience about the biological and geological side of Tucson. Residents often go more than once a year. The animals are happy and well cared-for in their "natural" habitats, thus act normally. I always take...More

Thank triniteacher
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though we were only in Tucson for 6 months, we joined the Desert Museum. For only $80 for the two of us, it allowed unlimited returns for a year. Also, the added benefits were the ability to rent a scooter for my mobility impaired...More

Thank ravross
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had relatives visiting from out of town and so we took them to the Desert Museum. We had visited many times in the past, but spent more than 5 hours enjoying it again with our family. It is hard to describe how unique this...More

Thank dbfo
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed my experience here. It is not overwhelming but is a great way to get to know the natural ecology of the area and it is quiet and peaceful. This would be fun for anyone that enjoys nature, learning about natural habitats, and...More

Thank jenniferbT1741OB
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had not been here in years. My bother and daughter go here often with visitors. We had a great time with friends visiting from Korea. The desert, the animals, the plants, and the mineral exhibits were all super. We even enjoyed the lunch. Go...More

Thank GoUA2008
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum was a real treat, a rare combination of natural scenic beauty, animal life, birds and desert plants. Parking is plentiful, and docents along the walkways and display areas were friendly and helpful. The hummingbird aviary is very well done, with several species that...More

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What are the must see/do areas here for kids? I have 5 kids 4-13
14 May 2017|
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Response from hdavid23 | Reviewed this property |
The desert museum
Is this primarily outdoors? I have to stay out of the sun. Is there enough to do indoors?
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
Since it is a walking tour, are dogs permitted?
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.