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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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+1 520-883-2702
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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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Always an amazing Sonoran desert experience

We are members of the AZ desert museum... and always love visiting. But it is when we bring visitors from NY, Boston or Minneapolis that we realize what a treasure we have in our... read more

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are members of the AZ desert museum... and always love visiting. But it is when we bring visitors from NY, Boston or Minneapolis that we realize what a treasure we have in our backyard. From the raptor free flight, to the javalinas, to the mountain lion - it is an incredible introduction to the Sonoran desert. Lunch at the... More 

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Pennsyvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice and relaxing walk explaining the habitat and the animal life. Nicely done and reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An absolute must visit, especially with young kids. Very informative and interactive park that allows a family to have a great educational day in an interactive nature preserve/park. I would obviously highly recommend that you make this a part of your visit to Arizona. Truly a great experience for all family members.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a former resident of Tucson, I was excited to share my love of the museum and all its desert critters with my 8 and 10 yr old children. The grounds are very well maintained and the museum offers folks who wouldn't get another chance to walk through the Sonoran desert a chance to do so. However, the museum was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is utterly fantastic. It gives you a deeper understanding of the Southwest, and is SO well done. They have an amazing gem room also. Just driving out to it is a beautiful experience. You will not regret visiting this, spend the day here!

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Granite, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy, busy....the road to the museum might be the main attraction. With numerous pullouts and photo opportunities, each affords many times to enrich ourselves. The museum is extremely popular. Expect to park far and rub elbows with the crowds. After paying 18.50 with a senior discount, I left early without enjoying all of the incredible exhibits. I'm sure all was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the visit here! Plenty to see as we walked around, with indoor exhibits and animals in natural habitat. Our favorite part was the raptor free flight!

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must do if you're around the area. Beautifully maintained with a wealth of information about the desert!

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St. Charles, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A showcase for the amazing plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. The Raptor Free Flight is terrific, as are all of the docents working around the grounds.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited wth family earlier this week. While scheduling resulted in getting there too late for the Raptor show, which is only offered in the winter months, the outside / inside museum is well worth the admission. Besides the beautiful fauna and vistas, many animals and reptiles and fishes found in Arizona, are found in natural habitat. You often must look... More 

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