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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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+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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Plants, birds, mammals, etc of the desert.

A happening place for sure. If you don't think nature is interesting on the way in, you will on the way out. Something for everyone. The landscaping/gardening is spectacular, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Post Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Find writers in the desert is hard.they know how to avoid humans, and you can spend a very long time, and much effort to see..nothing. so instead come to the desert museum and see the creature in as close to natural setting as you will ever find. the place is big, and you will be surprised art how many steps... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A happening place for sure. If you don't think nature is interesting on the way in, you will on the way out. Something for everyone. The landscaping/gardening is spectacular, and the the bird watching opportunities are very good.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Arizona Sonora desert museum provides an excellent way to understand the southern Arizona environment. The newer animal enclosures are more subtle, so animals can appear to roam free.

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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took some relatives to the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum and they were amazed. We walked thru all the exhibits, saw the Mountain Lion, Black bear, deer, Bobcats, Javalinas(boars), Big Horn Sheep and much more. We then went to the Stingray exhibit($3 extra) to touch the Stingrays, what a thrill. The Hummingbird exhibit was amazing too, with the Hummingbirds buzzing right... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Local birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians - all in their natural habitats. Wonderful cactus and succulent gardens. Interesting and educational geological and historical exhibits. A mostly level walking path accessible by almost all. It's a wonderful place that you can visit again and again and still learn something new. Go now while the weather is still cool!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love this museum! Combines a nice hike with plants and animals. Great docents do demonstrations and lesson throughout the museum. Beautiful views. Signage is informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not your typical museum. Wear comfortable shoes so you can explore all there is to see. Don't miss the raptor show.

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently spent a half-day at the Desert Museum and quite enjoyed our visit. The day was pleasantly-warm and sunny; just right for walking about in the desert environment. Most of the touring is outdoors, although there is a large number of indoor exhibits too. The hummingbird 'cage' is an interesting exhibit; you walk amongst the birds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are so many things to enjoy and the docents are awesome. We learned about the saguaro, various snakes, etc!! It is a good idea to arrive when the museum opens because many of the exhibits and learning opportunities are in the morning. The raptor show was amazing with hawks and owls and raptors entertaining a huge audience. Be prepared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When went on a very busy day...but did not notice it to be crowded. Lots of local animals in their native habitat.

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