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Address: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone Number: 520 883 2702
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
Description: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden...
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.
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See it all in one place

If you don't have much time to wander any of the desert parks in the area on your own, you can see all the flora and fauna in the area in one site. There is a fair bit of walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you don't have much time to wander any of the desert parks in the area on your own, you can see all the flora and fauna in the area in one site. There is a fair bit of walking to be done to see it all and it is a bit hilly. The raptor show was a bit disappointing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We go to the Desert museum each trip to Tucson. The staff there does a wonderful job and you always see something you missed the last trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Did this museum first on our visit to Tucson and it was the perfect way to start. Plan on at least 3 hours. Drink water if it's hot. Loved the aviary

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

No trip to Tucson is complete without a day at this attraction. So much to see and do. Don't miss the raptor demos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum in the late morning and stayed several hours. The weather was great and the desert gardens were beautiful. We saw humming bird nests in the hummingbird aviary. I highly recommend for families that want to see and learn about the desert!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Yep. I would go here often if I could. Despite being a desert museum, this is one of the coolest places on the planet. I especially like the cave of wonders and the ability for the kids to dig up ancient "artifacts" (trilobites). The animals are awesome to see; especially at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a world class, close -up look at the unique flora and fauna of the Sonoran region of southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. From Hummingbirds to Wolves, Tarantulas to Mountain Goats, each exhibit is beautifully designed to benefit the creatures and the viewers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

First off go in the morning, much cooler. Sunscreen and hats a must. I think it is a 1.5 mile trail of various desert plants setting. So many to see, being there just a bit early in the blooming season but some were opening. Different settings, some indoor exhibits, Hummingbird Aviary interesting, guide mention there were around 20 hummingbirds. Seen... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped by as part of a southern Arizona road trip. We'd been here before, so we knew what to expect - great scenery, animals that might or might not cooperate, and lots of walking (C'mon, son we still have half the place to see). We visited on a cloudy day, which meant no sunburn/sunstroke, which turned very rainy near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the best museums we've enjoyed through our many travels. Meant for everyone, but it is best enjoyed early in the day when it's cooler.

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