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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
Phone Number: +1 520-883-2702
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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 World-Class Institution

This was a return visit four years after our first. This time we had our adult daughter with us and had enough time for a proper look. We had had a magical time with the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a return visit four years after our first. This time we had our adult daughter with us and had enough time for a proper look. We had had a magical time with the hummingbird enclosure on the first visit. We relived that and added more with the aviary, prairie dogs, javelinas and the mountain lion - all in... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coming from Winter land Alberta, Canada ... the desert museum experience was most welcome ... Animals and plants are in superb shape ... The many visitors obviously enjoyed as much as I did.

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Falcon, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful small zoo/botanical garden. Enjoyed this very much especially the hummingbird house. Nice place to have a leisurely walk and enjoy the desert fauna and wildlife.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ASDM is always a wonderful place to visit for desert experiences. There's something to interest everyone. Animals that inhabit land, sea, and sky are represented. If you like rocks, visit the cave. If plants are your thing, you're surrounded and many species are labeled. Be sure to time your visit for a Raptor flight show at 10am or 2pm.... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to this Museum and it was even better than I remembered. The wide ranging displays included geological, botanical, aquatic, and zoological, all of which were based upon regional species and artifacts. The displays were excellently maintained and provided extensive descriptions and explanations of what was presented. The botanical gardens and zoo were awesome and represented... More 

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only are the displays amazing at this facility, but the book store and gift shops were amazing too. This venue goes out of its way to ensure comfort for visitors with frequent watering spots along the way, and plenty of food too. The insect, bird and animal displays are very well done, the accompanying map is excellent too. Great... More 

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SE Michigan, U.S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Haven't visited the museum is over 10 years; many of the exhibits and demonstrations have changed. The raptor demonstration was great. It's a bit pricey, but we found lots to do and there are many knowledgeable docents on the grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great museum for all ages. It is mostly outdoor and requires a great deal of walking, but is worth it. There are wonderful programs like the raptor free flights; the landscape and vistas are incredibly beautiful; the animals have fabulous environments; the gift store has quality gifts and books; and the restaurant actually has good food! For... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this place it was better than what I expected. The beautiful natural scenery was breathtaking. I spent most of the day at the Museum exploring and learning about the desert. Keep in mind that this is mostly outside, and that it can get very hot. So, I suggest you bring; a hat, water, and sunscreen. If you forget... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A terrific family outing. This was one of the best adventer we had in Tucson. Hands on Sting Ray Pool was excellent. Beautiful includes a lot of walking but well worth it! Highly recommend!!!!

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