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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85743 USA

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“Zoo, museum, & botanical garden all in one!”

For a half-century the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has enchanted millions of visitors with its exhibits of live animals in astonishingly natural settings, while intriguing and instructing them with fascinating educational programs. At the same time, the Museum has gained a worldwide repute in the scientific community as an institution committed to researching and protecting the land, plants, and the animals of the Sonoran Desert Region. The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.

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Reviewed by
tiffany.morrison4

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
June 27, 2014

This museum is amazing. Includes animals, botanical gardens, hiking, an aquarium, and hummingbird display. Tons of fun and lots to discover. Highly recommended!!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ptfoster5

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
February 16, 2020

The museum is beautifully laid out, the only issue I had was at least 1/2 the exhibits were empty! Each exhibit had 1-3 empty. This was on a Saturday February 15, 2020. The Park was extremely busy, my thoughts are, they should give a voucher to people to come back when at least they 3/4 of the exhibits open.
Terri Foster
Chillicothe, Illinois

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Travis & Jenna

  • Road Warrior
  • 56 Reviews
  • 16 Helpful
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0

You get to see all the desert as to offer, right up close. The mountain lion was right behind the glass when we went through. He was amazing! We got to the museum when it opened on a Sunday morning. Highly recommended because we pretty much had the space to ourselves. The cafe was tasty as well.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dalyce

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 09, 2019
Rated 5.0

Amazing place to stop and explore! Whole family had fun.

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Reviewed by
suzieleb

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 02, 2019
Rated 5.0

great place! Really gave my Louisiana kids a look at a different landscape.

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  • 17 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 16, 2019
Rated 4.0

I’m giving benefit of doubt with 4 star review. This Has been unusually cold March or it might have been more enjoyable. We did see about half the animals. It does have advantage of being several things in one...zoo, botanical garden and museum. If you show your AZ drivers license you get a discount. They are also an item in the Tucson Passport travel pass. Buy one full price get child free.

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Reviewed by
joanna.sinha

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 24, 2018
Rated 5.0

Make sure you get there before the 10am raptor show, it is awesome! We spent the whole day here. The food at the cafe is really good too! I was here with a 2 and 8 year old. We loved learning the cacti names and seeing the javalina!

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Reviewed by
jacquelinechilton

  • 11 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
November 20, 2017
Rated 5.0

This place is packed with things to see and do. Highlights were Desert walk and Cats Canyon.

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Reviewed by
palley

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  • 0 Helpful
January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0

This is a must see! Amazing place!

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Reviewed by
julian_m37

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August 12, 2015
Rated 5.0

what a beaut!

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, Arizona
85743 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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