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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.
This is as much a world class botanical garden as it is a zoo, and a place you must visit if you are in the Tuscon area. The gardens and the setting are incredible, and you will drive through... Read more
This is such a wonderful place to check out if you're down south! Bring your water bottle and snacks, you're in for some long walks. I went in early July and it thankfully wasn't super hot yet- so... Read more
We stumbled upon this place somewhat on accident, and were beyond impressed. Huge, expansive experience. Lots of indoor and outdoor sights. Healthy plants and animals. Will be back next time we... Read more
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Sun - Sat: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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