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General Admission Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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    Visit: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719

    The Desert Museum is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors!

    The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    First, this is more of a zoo than a museum, but it was nice. The trails were well marked and the paths were easy, but this is an outdoor zoo, not an inside museum. The day we were there it was 114 degrees! Take a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    spent a there a outstanding 5+ hours and feel there wasnt enough time to see all wonders at the Arizona desert at the monsoon season - above all wonders of the exhibitions and trails we've seen dust storm, rainstorm, rainbow and outstandingly beautiful sunset

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Katyushok
    DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and had the opportunity to see a wonderful summer rain!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    One of the best outdoor natural history museums we have visited. The facility and infrastructure are absolutely first rate. Hugely impressed with the staff who are eager to help, highly knowledgeable, and enthusiastically proud of this institution. The aviary and hummingbird exhibit are standouts. All...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank PrairiePaddler
    DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your experience here at the Desert Museum. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit especially in our aviaries! Please come see us again soon.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The trails open up onto really lovely vistas. It's rare to find a botanical gardens where landscape beyond the park is just as beautiful as the gardens inside! On a weekend morning it was well-attended but not too crowded...very peaceful.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank everythingmustgo2018
    DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for writing us such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you had a great visit to the Museum!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I had to pick when I last visited, but is been longer than that. Best visited when weather is cooler & lower humidity. Lots to see & often they have a docent with animals out & you can see the animal up close & learn...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Carol S
    DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Carol, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed learning all about the Sonoran Desert and all that it has to offer!

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    July 8, 2019|
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    Response from peveht | Reviewed this property |
    We’re from Texas n was in Tucson Mar/Apr. Weather was good but getting hot. Suggest u search Tucson on the internet n choose Chamber site or other local info site. They can give u weather averages for each month of the year... More
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    May 14, 2019|
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    Response from A8855UCraymondk | Reviewed this property |
    only restaurants and gift shops are indoors. It will be hot. There is some shade.
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