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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent most of the day at this delightful outdoor/indoor museum. Our hosts were so impressed that they purchased a yearly pass! At every turn there was an informative docent ready to teach about the exhibits, from geology to botany, to biology, we learned a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alice F
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Alice, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you and your hosts enjoyed your visit to the Museum!

Reviewed yesterday

The Desert Museum is very well designed with multiple small trails that feature different eco systems. It is very educational and beautiful. A very good place to visit with children. Water fountains are available along the path but its always nice to carry your own...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank b0raas
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. Please come again soon - there is always something new to see!

Reviewed 2 days ago

We went expecting an indoor museum. This is NOT indoor. It is 1.5 mile hike OUTSIDE around the exhibits and animals. It is a cross between museum and zoo. Take sunscreen and comfortable shoes and expect to WALK.More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank viamaduro
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for giving us a try and taking a moment to provide us with feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experience was less than what you had hoped for. We strive to give every guest a fantastic and informative experience. Yes, the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I (both in our early/mid-60's) visited the museum in late March and had a great time. The paths through the museum were generally pretty level and very easy to navigate, and the "exhibits" were well planned and very interesting. Would love to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank psjdk77
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your visit to the Museum and hope you bring your grandkids to visit soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

A family visit including seniors and young children. A great place with indoor and outdoor exhibits. It’s more of a natural history zoo and is well signposted around but can be a good walk although the seniors managed the whole park. It was about 76*...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank k_beeBucks
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you and your family loved learning all about the Sonoran Desert!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit. The best part was finding the Raptor feeding.. actually out in the desert! They only happen at 10am and 2pm so check the schedule before you go

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank westTrailrunner
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Raptor Free Flight demonstration. Please come visit us again soon - there is always something new to see!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommended to stop in and I had some time to kill. It was interesting to walk around and learn about the local area. Not expensive, well worth it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ffr154
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everyone enjoyed this outing - both parents and a 14 and 10 year old. Perfect amount of displays and walking and beautiful atmosphere. Very well organized and a bit pricey but worth it. Does get hot in the sun so go early.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LivingInWien
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Museum!

Reviewed 5 days ago

It has been years since we had the opportunity to visit Tucson. Our first stop was the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum. We arrived with a cold front so the wind was blowing 30 to 40 mph and there was so much dust in the air. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lynn B S
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your day at the Museum, especially the Raptor Free Flight demonstration. Please visit us again soon - there is always something new to see!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative and inspiring. It's a good walk and varied. The property provides an insight to desert fauna and flora. The staff are informative and friendly. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank want2seemore
DesertMuseum, Media & Marketing Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed learning all about the Sonoran Desert!

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Paula G
February 24, 2019|
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Yes, we do allow trained service dogs. Thank you for your question and we hope to see you soon!
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Julie H
February 6, 2019|
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Hi Julie, Yes, we do offer wheel chairs ($8, $7 for members) and motorized carts ($25, $20 for members) for rent. We hope to see you soon!
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fstsai
December 24, 2018|
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Response from DesertMuseum | Property representative |
Most guests find that they are able to visit the Museum within 2-4 hours but usually wish they had set aside most the of the day to explore and see the different shows we have to offer. Currently we have our Raptor Free... More
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