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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
520 883 2702
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Ranked #1 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Zoos, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage
Owner description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring... more » Owner description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring wildlife like coyotes, bears and mountain lions in their natural settings and aviaries, one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Mortsel, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful surprise! We arrived in Tucson later than expected and we hoped to get a glimpse of Saguaro park before it got dark. Then we learned that ASDM was also open at night on Saturdays. Boy what a treat! I highly recommend the option for such night visit. Temperatures go down, you won't get sunburn and you get... More

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PA
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122 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Just a great place for any age! A zoo,aviary, botanical garden, geology center, and a museum all wrapped up into a very relaxing and quaint environment. Even the location is great outside the city ... it feels like it is actually is in the desert. There are many docent guides to join or just enjoy on your own. Take advantage... More

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Usa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A "zoo" set so splendidly in the desert that you get a real taste of the flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert.

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Zuid-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A nice surprise in the dessert, we love comming here. It can be very hot in the dessert. But this is worth going to.

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Santee, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The tour docent hand carried me through the main part of the museum and he was very good and extremely knowledgeable. You have to do a lot of walking, but for me, not in 110 degree weather.

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Carthage, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We loved it. Lots of trails, plenty of water fountains to refill your bottles. I'm 70 and somewhat arthritic, but I still managed over 2 hours on the trails. If you are in good health, plan most of a day because there are also the indoor exhibits, such as the aquarium area with such creatures as garden eels. They duck... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We are snowbirds and go mainly in the winter. We enjoy being able to take advantage of the Raptor Free Flight demos, which are always entertaining and informative. The raptors fly RIGHT above your head and provide excellent photographic opportunities! While there are wild animals on display, many of them have a large area to roam. (I would like to... More

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great find in and around Tuscon. When I was there they were showing a 10 day old Big horn. Wonderful. I suggest going in October, or early spring April or May.

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Portal, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an excellent museum that focuses on the biology and flora of the Sonoran Desert. You will see plants and animals in their natural habitat, and the desert views are spectacular! Docents along the trail will greet you with tons of great information. Be as involved or uninvolved as you like. There are many great exhibits including a reproduction... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very little shade and the summer time temps of 100+ and direct sun? Better pack your SPF 50. Other times of the year this is a great place to see, they have demonstrations and lots of great info on the desert.

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