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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Great morning trip to Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Great plant and animal life. Staff friendly... read more

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Janet H
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Shelby, North Carolina
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So much to see!

Worth a visit if you're in the Tucson area - we coupled it with a visit to the west Saguaro... read more

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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
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Great morning trip to Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Great plant and animal life. Staff friendly. Take plenty of water to stay hydrated. Beware of wildlife on premises that are not caged such as lizards and snakes. Great scenic drive out as well.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Worth a visit if you're in the Tucson area - we coupled it with a visit to the west Saguaro National Park and could have spent more time here. Historical exhibits, animals, a cave, walking trails - you could spend the better part of a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Nice guides and docents in abundance. Loved the hummingbird aviary. Many varieties of local flora and fauna. Easy walking. Worth a trip.

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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time, especially the hummingbird aviary. Please come visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago

A fabulous place to see the plants and animals of the Southwest with wonderful docents to tell you about the finer points of each. If possible, schedule so you can see the raptor show.

Thank Margaret B
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Margaret, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Desert Museum and hope you are able to come visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is not only a good family activity. If you are in Tucson you have to visit, specially if you are from a place with a different ecosystem. I went with a friend and we enjoy the desert’s flora and the aviaries. I suggest to...More

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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you are able to come back soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Even my wife loved this 7 years ago on our first visit. You need half to a whole day. Go early (opens at 7 AM) to avoid the heat. Incredible Hummingbird Aviary. They also put on raptor shows in the A/C hall and the volunteers...More

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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. We are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed coming back to explore the hummingbird aviary! Come back again soon, especially when it starts to cool down and you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time to visit with friends who have been a number of times. We were lucky. We saw the bear, the mountain lion, the (angry) wolves, mule deer, tarantulas, and the bobcat. So we hit the trifecta, of sorts. Wonderful walk around a fairly contained...More

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

Hi Don, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit and we hope to see you again soon (maybe even when it cools down a little)!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would arrive early before the heat sets in. Bring you own food and water. The restaurants are very poor and expensive. The exhibits and plant life are fantastic. A must see when in Tucson.

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

Hi Brian, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the exhibits and our botanical gardens! Please come visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum. There are so many things to see and to learn about. I was there with my family and 2 grandsons. They loved the play area. I would say this museum is an absolute "Must See" when you are in the area....More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one you will want to arrive when they first open in the AM. This is an all day adventure. We were there when they had the Raptor's, it was the best part of the day. Guided tours and much to do for all...More

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DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Raptor Free Flight will be starting again October 20th so be sure to come on out again!

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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
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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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RishabhJ259
October 22, 2017|
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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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