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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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Tucson treasure and a great place to hang out

I have loved the desert museum since I first visited Tucson 30 years ago. It's best visited early... read more

Reviewed today
Lesley B
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Tucson, Arizona
Hidden behind the Tucson Mountains, a world ranked desert find!

Tucson, Arizona is a hidden gem surrounded by tall mountains, fantastic restaurants and special... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rengels
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Tucson, Arizona
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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 aviaries; one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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+1 520-883-2702
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Reviewed today

I have loved the desert museum since I first visited Tucson 30 years ago. It's best visited early in the morning when the animals are awake and active, and the raptor free flight in the non-summer months is a great experience, offered twice a day....More

Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tucson, Arizona is a hidden gem surrounded by tall mountains, fantastic restaurants and special desert sites. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a special zoo-museum for both children and adults. From swooping hawks and eagles to butterfly and hummingbird enclosures, it ranks as a special location...More

Thank Rengels
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We paid a visit to this museum, unfortunately we only had an hour and a half to explore it since it closes at 5pm. I guess it would be better to come in the morning to be able to see the animals. It was very...More

Thank Marie_N78
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this living museum of the desert flora and fauna. Make your trip to the museum to take place in the morning when the animals are more active and before the heat of the day. Great place for families to visit.

Thank Amber P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the Sonora desert museum in June l wish we had had more time and it wasn’t so hot!!! I was very impressed with what we saw, really enjoyed the humming birds and the gardens are beautiful.

Thank Essexoldgirl
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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great time! Come back again when it's not so hot!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun day with older grandkids, who liked the plant life as much as the animals. Although it was HOT, the museum is laid out so that you walk through an ouside area, then into a building with air conditioning, so no problems with the heat!...More

Thank Melody P
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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Melody! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review and provide us with feedback. We are so glad to hear that you and your grandchildren had such a great time! Come back in the cooler months for another visit!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great museum with lots to see and do. It is literally a stroll in the desert. If you go check the temperature for the day. We went late morning in a day that was 106 for the high. It was just too hot for us...More

Thank robertsI7109RD
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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and provide us with feedback. We are glad to hear you had a great time and definitely recommend coming back in the cooler months - you're right, it gets pretty...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I already visited this place with my wife 20 years ago and this time I did it again with my children, all happy to have done this visit, very interesting, its the key plce to visit first when in Tucson, it helps a lot to...More

Thank Stefano M
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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Stefano! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we are so glad to hear that you and your family continue to enjoy the Desert Museum!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a first trip to Tucson took Tripadvisor recommendation to check this place out. The walking paths through the various desert gardens/habitats were well maintained and easy to walk. The gardens/habitats were gorgeous as was the overall scenery. Due to time constraints I was there...More

Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As you can see from all the reviews, this is a good one! It is deservedly a 5--in anyone's book by any measure. The highpoint of the trip is to see the raptor show--all the other sights pale in comparison! That is not to say...More

Thank 1234texas
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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. You input is very valuable! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time at the Desert Museum. Make sure to check the schedule for the...More

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lynpez
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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Martin A
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.
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Rishabh J
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Response from Joseph C | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there are any other options it is away from town. I recommend renting a car as Tucson is not well connected and it's attractions are for the most part not in the actual town. If a rental is not an option uber... More
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