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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
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$103.89*
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Tucson Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 307 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Desert Museum is a wonderful place for families, tourists, nature-lovers, and newcomers to the Sonoran Desert.

Thank suwilliams15
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

A great intro to the area and the flora and fauna of the desert. Wear a hat and sunscreen as much of it is outdoors

Thank LindaBrad
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I've lost track of the countless times we've visited the Desert Museum. It is one of our favorite places to visit & take our from-out-of-town visitors. It doesn't seem like a zoo/museum even though it essentially is. It definitely gives one a better appreciation & understanding of desert inhabitants and the desert landscape. Early morning is when the animals are most active. Or, if you get the chance to visit during Summer Saturday Evenings, the animals are also very active late in the evening (be sure to bring a flashlight if you go at this time). Every exhibit is pretty awesome! We always make sure to take a 10 minute break half way through the exhibit to get prickly pear lemonade at Phoebe's Coffee Bar. It is SO refreshing after being under the sun. We will definitely be going back again & again to the desert museum!

Thank AmericanExpeditioner
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

A must see in Tucson! Forgot my sunscreen of all things only to find they have it on tap in the restrooms! Nice touch!

Thank SharonL433
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I've been to the Sonora Desert Museum many times & each time I learn more about the desert & how to respect it, & it's inhabitants. The exhibits get better every year & it's a beautiful drive to get there! over the Tucson Mountains.

Thank Tony S
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