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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
General Admission Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
From $21.95*
General Admission Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
From $21.95*
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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...more
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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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Definitely a must see in Tucson area! You will learn a lot about the desert flora and fauna. Not only can you see dozens of types of cacti but also walk through a cave, search for a mountain lion or a coyote and see a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aleksandra P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The enclosures for the bear, wolves, and puma are shockingly small. While I think the curators of the museum are well-intentioned, this seems like a cruel way to treat other living beings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dana D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We actually changed plans in order to fit this into our schedule and we were very happy we did. It’s quite a large outdoor museum so I would suggest 4 hours to really enjoy the museum inside and out and be able to do the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottie543
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a must see when visiting Tucson. As one strolls down the many paths, each showcases a particular ecosystem of the Arizona deserts with its diverse flora and fauna. There is even a hummingbird aviary. Don't miss the raptors in free flight. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2SB_Travelers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go early so the animals will still be out! Cactus loop is impressive! Raptors show is something you want to make sure see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lifeoncloudnine
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a great experience. it has beautifully laid out paths and exhibits. plan to spend the whole day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pamela s
Reviewed 3 days ago

worth the hefty admissions fee. make sure you have a few hours to see everything it offers. morning is cooler

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KristinOwensWriter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s winter in Tucson and most of the wildlife was quiet and resting. The hummingbird aviary was so peaceful and the birds very curious about humans. Docents very friendly and fun to talk with. Weather was high 60s and blue skies. The Big Horn Sheep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Missycher03
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We weren’t sure if we would be able to make it here due to everything else we had planned, but we kept hearing we had to go - so we squeezed it in and were glad we did! We didn’t get to see everything, since...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KLH0815
Reviewed 4 days ago

great location, great exhibits, great staff, great way to spend a day. The cover natural history, history and animals all in one. Great restaurant on sight.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 24, 2018|
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Response from DesertMuseum | Property representative |
Most guests find that they are able to visit the Museum within 2-4 hours but usually wish they had set aside most the of the day to explore and see the different shows we have to offer. Currently we have our Raptor Free... More
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Rigglets | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know either. Did you check out the website? We did pay the 'Senior rate' though.
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January 25, 2018|
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Response from SeesTheWorld5 | Reviewed this property |
When you get there. I second the Raptor show! It’s SO cool.