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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Address: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone Number: 15208832702
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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A wonderful place for kids and adults

A great museum, beautifully deigned, laid out for an easy stroll that will let you look at just the things you want, yet you always encounter a few lovely surprises on the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A great museum, beautifully deigned, laid out for an easy stroll that will let you look at just the things you want, yet you always encounter a few lovely surprises on the way. Amazing hummingbird aviary!

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Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This was a favorite of mine when I was a kid and now it is even better than I remember. We brought our 4 young children here this past April and it was definitely the highlight of our trip. The scenery around the museum is so beautiful with all the saguaros and other types of cactus. Definitely wear a hat... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit to familiarize self and family re the desert animals. Well kept displays. Highly recommend

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed if you're in Tucson. Also has a nice little bistro-type restaurant with creative dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend taking your camera and wearing comfortable walking shoes. If going during the summer, shorts and a lightweight shirt would be most comfortable. I enjoyed seeing all the wildlife (plant and animal) throughout the museum.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite place. This museum is unique it is up on a mountain and the animals are in their natural environment. Plan to spend a majority of your day touring this museum. I would suggest that you get there when it opens.

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Central NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Every time I head to this part of the country I try and make sure I get to visit this wonderful museum/zoo. I truly enjoy all the different kinds of critters they have on exhibit. I especially enjoy spending time in the hummingbird aviary. If you go in early March you get to see mother hummingbirds on their nests. If... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I visited this place a while ago and found that the museum really provided a relaxing atmosphere. Good for groups and a good activity for the kids. Good for an interesting walk. enjoy the variety of plants!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What an awesome place! History, caves, botanicals, aquatic animals, desert animals, and more! Very n ice people and student discounts!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had no idea what the trip out there would be like. It is truly in the desert. First there is a long drive down a windy, hilly road. Don't turn back, you will get there. When we arrived before we even got to the ticket counter there were things to see. A lady was outside with a hawk and... More 

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Additional Information about Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Address: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone Number: 15208832702
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 19

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