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Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
Phone Number: 15208832702
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum, botanical garden and...

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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Stingrays in the desert

We visited the museum with our 8 year old grandson. He absolutely loved the new stingray touch exhibit, got to feed them at feeding time. Really nice addition. The entire park is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Peoria, United States
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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go early in the morning as it gets hot fast in the summer months. I was so surprised to see how green everything was, the ocotillo especially. They had had several days of monsoon type rain and the mountains were green! Lovely! Lots of humming birds flitting around, interesting Saguaro cactus, grasses, succulents common to this area to enjoy. I... More 

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Peoria, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the museum with our 8 year old grandson. He absolutely loved the new stingray touch exhibit, got to feed them at feeding time. Really nice addition. The entire park is a must see. Everything is first class, and the staff is incredibly helpful.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super museum/zoo that reflects the flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert, one of the 4 NAm deserts, and the old NAm maritime desert, divided by the Sea of Cortez. Great exhibits, and a docent team that helps interpret the area's plants, animals, geology, etc. You can learn as much as you want, enjoy lovely natural like surroundings, visit an... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sonoran desert is a unique but harsh ecosystem. It's full of wonderful flora and fauna but it's not easy for the average person to go out, find, and enjoy it all on their own. This museum does a great job of concentrating the diversity of species found in the region into a small, accessible area which still feels authentic.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent five hours as there was so much to see. Lots of variety to keep it interesting from animals to cactus. If you are in the area I recommend to go.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I "discovered" the Museum during our house-hunting trip in June and immediately became members! Since relocating to Tucson from Virginia this August we've been 3 more times - and brought guests. Every time I visit the museum I learn something new and meet the most amazing volunteers. If you want to learn about the Sonora Desert and... More 

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always enjoy taking people to the Desert Museum, lots of fun exhibits and animals. Well worth the time to see. Spend at least half the day, more if you have time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I particularly wanted to see the humming birds and the wild cats. I was not disappointed, got some great shots. Overall a beautiful area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must see! The desert flora is magnificent as are the various animal habitats. An up close look at everything the beautiful Sonoran desert has to offer along with many very interesting talks on the wildlife and flora. The museum also offers top/notch art and photography classes with special pricing for members. Walking the various desert floor trails is... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anytime any guests come to our place in Tucson this is one of the top three things we insist upon doing. This museum is so unique, clean, well managed that you hardly know you are at the "museum" - it is just like a walk through the Sonoran Desert. Really exception experience. Promise, you will not be sorry!!!!

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