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Address: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
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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A must see in Tucson

Go in the am when not so hot. Excellent walking trails with animal exhibits. Hummingbird house is a treat. Great eats and gift store as well. Beautiful drive out there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go in the am when not so hot. Excellent walking trails with animal exhibits. Hummingbird house is a treat. Great eats and gift store as well. Beautiful drive out there.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The desert museum has one of the best displays of animals and flora of the Sonoran desert from Baja to the east of Tucson . There is also a great mineral display in a man made cave. My favorite animals are the humming birds. You go in the enclosure with the birds. Depending on the time of the year, the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit! We attended the museum on a Saturday evening in July and got to partake in all of the special summer evening events. Check their schedule as evenings are only offered during the summer months. During the night visit there was telescope viewing, night viewing of animals, special animal presentations, scorpion hunting, stargazing and more. This place... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Desert Museum is different every visit. Don't miss the Flight of the Raptor offered some months of the year. The hummingbirds are fun to watch. Go early in the summer for sure.

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Thank imapoaem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Totally natural living museum.Inhabitants are in natural outdoor settings.Admission rates a little pricey but worth it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the time to visit ASDM, bring a black light flashlight so the kids can see the glowing scorpions. I have been going to the ASDM since I was a child and have learned something at every visit. The ASDM is the jewel in Tucson's crown.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You should not miss an opportunity to visit the AZ Desert Museum. Part zoo, part museum (including art exhibits), part botanic garden, this attraction has something for everyone. Special events--like the daily raptor free flight (Go to the upper level and wait next to the ropes or flags for this demonstration.) You will not be disappointed as the hawks or... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my grandson to see the various things offered at the Desert Museum. We enjoyed ourselves quite a lot. We especially liked the birds in flight. One of the Falcons flew right over his head. What a thrill!! I recommend this place highly.

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Thank Ronnie576
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent museum! We love it, every time is a different experience. Amazing! Look for the cool summer night events on saturday evenings during the summer.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been a member of this museum for many years. I took my children there and now my grandchildren. The facility is well laid out for walking and the exhibits well managed. The bathrooms provide free sunscreen and there is plenty of water fountains throughout the museum grounds. Access their website for details for special exhibits and events.

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