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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

#1 of 282 things to do in Tucson Features Animals
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a really neat place. My husband and I went to visit because he had gone there as a child with his family. There were very nice exhibits and the cost is excellent. We saw a lot more than I expected since we did...More

Thank sherry f
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took advantage of the late evening opening and it was superb. Clear blue skies, spectacular views - a real assault on the senses. The displays were informative and interesting but the real star of the show was the desert.

Thank Venice2005
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to explore what the desert has to offer. We have 3 young kids and we all enjoyed it. Get there early as it really does get hot!

Thank Rae H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We anticipated a 2-hour stay, but we spent 5 hours here. We got there an hour after they opened, and it was important to see the wildlife more active earlier in the day. Also, the whole place was nice and quite, When some groups of...More

Thank gmm421
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here! We stayed on the paved path so we might have missed a few exhibits but we saw plenty. The cave and dinosaur/fossil dig was a big hit with my kids. The cactus are beautiful. I definitely recommend for any...More

Thank LoveToGo629
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always have a great time here. It's important to note it is mostly outside and the paths are long and can get warm in the spring/summer. My boys loved the animal stamp areas at each different animal enclosure. Be sure to wear appropriate walking...More

Thank azmommy11
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I was preparing to scout out retiring in Tucson people told me, If you only do one thing, go to the Desert Museum. I did, and they were right! More a natural zoo overlooking the Avra Valley, with plenty of lizards and birds wandering...More

Thank albertlannon
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is not like any other. It is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden located next to Saguaro National Park which has the highest concentration of Saguaro cacti in the world. A must see is the Hummingbird aviary, a large cage...More

Thank rebeccasU6055JT
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting and insightful museum . It gives you a really good idea of the desert dwelling animals and their struggles in the desert . Everything from birds to reptiles .

Thank tonybaker1977
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 4-5 times over the years. Each visit offered blooming cactus, up close time with desert wildlife, informative staff, and beautiful Native American artwork and jewelry in the gift shop

Thank Rebecca D
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What are the must see/do areas here for kids? I have 5 kids 4-13
13 May 2017|
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Response from hdavid23 | Reviewed this property |
The desert museum
Is this primarily outdoors? I have to stay out of the sun. Is there enough to do indoors?
19 April 2017|
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Response from KatMom419 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Honestly, this is primarily an outdoor walking museum where flora and fauna of different species are displayed and growing. Lot of lovely butterflies. The only spaces I noticed indoors were 2 cafes, 2 small shops and a... More
Since it is a walking tour, are dogs permitted?
14 March 2017|
Response from Fredboy1946 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any. Since wild animals are part of the exhibit, I doubt it. Check with web site before you go.