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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
Phone Number: +1 520-883-2702
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum, botanical garden and...

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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Great place to take kids

I have been to the Desert Museum quite a few times over the years years everytime I go back tears always something new to look at that staff is very polite and knowledgeable

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit, and see animals in a natural habitat. It does not feel like a zoo. The views of the cactus are great and the docents very informative. We were there for about 3 hours but could have stayed a lot longer if we had walked more of the paths. Great place and not a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the Desert Museum quite a few times over the years years everytime I go back tears always something new to look at that staff is very polite and knowledgeable

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of the reviews I've submitted to Trip Advisor have been for attractions, restaurants or hotels that are "very good" or "excellent". I believe this is the first time I've given one star - if I could give a rating of negative stars I would. This place was such a disappointment. I walked the grounds and was appalled at the... More 

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Lompoc, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to bring kids. It has a lot of different little exhibits for the curious minds. It is not too strenuous and not too long to see it all so it's just perfect for a kids outing. My favorite is to bring them at night with the black lights to find the bark scorpions. Just fantastic... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Please be sure and visit this. It's always an amazing experience. The raptor flights from October through April are truly worth seeing!

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Canmore, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived after a hike, and rushed first thing to see the raptors demo. The birds flew right over our heads. Loved the opportunity to identify the various desert plants, and see the Javelinas, coyotes, etc. Great place for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a return visit four years after our first. This time we had our adult daughter with us and had enough time for a proper look. We had had a magical time with the hummingbird enclosure on the first visit. We relived that and added more with the aviary, prairie dogs, javelinas and the mountain lion - all in... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coming from Winter land Alberta, Canada ... the desert museum experience was most welcome ... Animals and plants are in superb shape ... The many visitors obviously enjoyed as much as I did.

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Falcon, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful small zoo/botanical garden. Enjoyed this very much especially the hummingbird house. Nice place to have a leisurely walk and enjoy the desert fauna and wildlife.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ASDM is always a wonderful place to visit for desert experiences. There's something to interest everyone. Animals that inhabit land, sea, and sky are represented. If you like rocks, visit the cave. If plants are your thing, you're surrounded and many species are labeled. Be sure to time your visit for a Raptor flight show at 10am or 2pm.... More 

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