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Address: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone Number: 15208832702
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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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Outstanding experience. All out doors -- user friendly for walkers or handicap. Beautiful landscape with wild animals plus all varieties of cactus. Very well worth the visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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minneapolis
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274 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding experience. All out doors -- user friendly for walkers or handicap. Beautiful landscape with wild animals plus all varieties of cactus. Very well worth the visit.

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Marana, Arizona
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133 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lived in Tucson for 40 years and have been a supporter of the Desert Museum all those years. Just took some friends from Missouri to the Museum for their first time. Simply great! They loved the raptors in flight show and all the exhibits. If you only do one thing in Tucson during your visit, be sure to go

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum have beautiful desert plants specimens and many birds flying around. The trails are really easy to follow and the overall structure is great. The aviary is a great experience, but there are also some confined mammals that doesn't seem quite happy, the habitats look way too small. Nice place to go only once, the price is not that... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an over priced Museum. We saw very few animals and what we saw you could see anywhere in AZ. It is twenty dollars a person. It was very short for the cost. We had a coupon book that was two for one. It was a hot day so the animals were in the shade. They did not have... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful drive to the "museum". Sure wish I had known it was a ZOO and not a museum. I would have thought ahead to pack sunscreen/sun shirts/hats/etc. We knew to expect high pricing but what we didn't know was that we'd be accosted by the battle-axe ticket lady. While I ran back to the truck for supplies, my husband &... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to acquaint yourself with the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. A must-see if you're in Tucson.

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Michigan
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a great place to learn how to live in he desert. See the diverse plants, animals and birds that call the desert home. The raptor exhibition was fantastic.--watch barn owl, Raven and other birds fly over head and eat about 20 feet from where you are standing--pretty cool. The trainer was great--very educational. Also saw sleeping bobcats,... More 

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Blind Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Desert Museum for the first time since we had heard it was very worthwhile and indeed it was. We spent three hours since we had a pressing appointment later that day but we could have spent many hours. Of particular interest was the humming bird aviary. The variety and number of birds was amazing and the aviary... More 

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Bristol, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is an interesting place to stop if only for the drive through the mountains. Take Speedway from downtown Tucson up and through the mountains for some spectacular views. We visited in late January when they were repairing some paths and several of the animal areas were closed. Despite this we saw some cool wildlife (hummingbirds, mountain... More 

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having driven several miles off the main road to here it was a complete surprise. There is so much going on. Wander through the various areas to get up close to the plants and move in close to all the various animals they keep in separate environments. The twice daily raptor show is not to be missed. Good eating and... More 

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