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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • 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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Learn about the Sonoran desert wildlife and plant life in a museum and zoo in in the Sonoran national monument.Not to be missed

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A superb facility with exhibits for all ages. The setting is beautiful. We spent the whole day and still didn't see everything. We attended a talk on reptiles that was very interesting. The raptor flight at 10 am and 2 pm is popular and impressive.

Thank Toby R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found this No. 1 attraction in Tucson through online search. It deserved the No. 1 ranking. We learned a lot about ecology of Sonoran Desert. The staff of the museum were super friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love the outdoors and all things in it, you will enjoy this wonderful walking museum located in a wonderful spot just to the west of Tucson proper with sweeping views, knowledgeable docents, and all sorts of Sonoran desert plants, animals, birds and reptiles....More

Thank tilliomet
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our friends suggested this to us and we were so glad we went. We were able to experience some of the great desert plants and animals of the area, including a rapture experience, a desert walk and lots of animals and plants on display. I...More

Thank SlickVicTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best part was the raptor flight. It was amazing watching the family of Harris hawks. Also enjoyed all the animals on display.

Thank HappyHolekampers
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved this place. Admittedly, I don't care for the heat or zoos so I was worried about spending a few hours here. 5 hours later, I was still not ready to leave. This is a great place to take photos, to experiment with color...More

Thank A F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been there before 6 years ago, it’s still as good now as then, I would go again, the animals and birds and butterflies. It’s a definite place to see, yes you pay to get in but worth it.

Thank Danelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well thought out and designed. Trails are not too long with good balance between educational and scenic. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Lots of friendly staff to help. Don't miss raptor show. Leave several hours--food court and cafe are very good.

Thank mdrose310
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly outdoor, come prepared for the heat or, in our case, the chill. About 2 miles of trails but the intersect so you can go as far or as little as you want. The maps are accurate and helpful, with restrooms and shady arbors clearly...More

Thank SLSBrown
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Rishabh J
23 October 2017|
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Response from Joseph C | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there are any other options it is away from town. I recommend renting a car as Tucson is not well connected and it's attractions are for the most part not in the actual town. If a rental is not an option uber... More
Jacquie W
7 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.