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“Fabulous Natural Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
520 883 2702
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Ranked #1 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Natural History Museums, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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“Fabulous Natural Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a wonderful combination of outdoor natural area and naturalist exhibits set in the high desert just outside Tucson. The live raptor demonstration (at 10 and 2) should not be missed (hawks and owls and falcons in flight, close up and personal). One can spend an entire day exploring the flora and fauna presented here.

Visited January 2014
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“This is a must see for the Tucson area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

This is our 4th time visiting this gem of a outdoor museum. If you want to find out about anything related to the Sonora Desert this is the place to visit. The best thing about this facility are the volunteer docents that are available to show you animals or plants and explain to you how they interact with the desert. The raptor show is a MUST SEE. They usually have two shows per day one in the am and an other in the pm. The other spot we really enjoy is the humming bird exhibit.
It is very easy to spend a full day at this museum. Come early and enjoy

Visited February 2014
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“Great family outing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Visited with family and we loved it. Out 9 year old like the book that kids can purchase (for $1) that they use to collect stamped footprints of animals they learn about as they travel through the museum and all the trails. Beautiful scenery and friendly staff. We ate at short order grill and the food was very good. Allow at least 5 - 6 hours to take it all in.

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“Very nice awesome visit with family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I loved it all excellent service and cheerful employees I was not expecting my son to enjoy himself so much... my 43 year old son became a kid again! My grandchildren enjoyed the education aspect of the tour, we are planning to go in the spring!

Visited January 2014
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“Interesting an Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The desert museum is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the desert in a controlled environment. There are interesting demonstrations and exhibit. There are many staff and volunteers to answer any questions as you follow the various trails You may or may not see all the animals, but that is OK because the enclosures are set up for the animals comfort. Overall, this is a great place to spend several hours just poking along and enjoying everything along the way. There are a couple places to eat and the prices seemed pretty reasonable.

Visited January 2014
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