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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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Wonderful day with plenty to see in nature.

I' be been her several times and plan on going at least once a year. Aquarium, zoo, planetarium, and outdoor hiking. Very family friendly.

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Knox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I' be been her several times and plan on going at least once a year. Aquarium, zoo, planetarium, and outdoor hiking. Very family friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty, well-maintained desert garden walks with nice vistas. The wildlife areas are spacious and allow the animals room to roam. We arrived too late for the raptor flights, but the whole site is still worth an extended visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in Papago city park, Phoenix. Near airport, and Tempe. Amazing exhibition of desert flora. Well worth a 1-2 hours walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is not to be missed. This was our second visit and it was better than the first 2 yrs ago in January on a cold day which leads me to say that you can't see it all in one visit. This time more of the animals were out and moving despite high temperatures. Our guests from Maryland loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed from 10 am to 5 pm and still didn't see everything. Docent tour was very informative, with docents placed all around with different animals to see and talk about. Hawk/owl free flight was great but hot! Rattlesnake and Gila monster demo was inside and fabulous! Food was tasty. Drink lots of water! Free sunscreen in the bathrooms. Highly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the Arizona-Sonora Museum many times visiting friends that live in Arizona. It has been about 15 years since my last visit. If we had not had an out of town guest with us, we would not have gone in ~ ticket prices are now over $20 and extra if you want to go into the Stingray... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well laid out, the signage is very good and the wildlife viewing takes care of the rest. The wildlife seems well taken care of with lots of room and things to keep the wildlife from being bored. I would recommend this museum to everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of the less than stellar reviews say this is a zoo more than a museum. So what? It’s still a great place to visit. We arrived a half hour after opening and were able to park close. The animals were out and most were active in the early morning (we visited on a 65 degree day in February so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't get enough of this place! Great to bring out of town guests who want to experience the desert and it's wild life. If you get a chance to see their free flight show it is a MUST SEE! The staff there is always happy to answer questions and help with anything you need. If you're moving to Tucson... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

have visited this facility many times,every time we have visitors we try and make this is on the list of things to do and see in tucson, you get the real sense and feel of the arizona desert.

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