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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
General Admission Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
From US$21.95*
General Admission Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
From US$21.95*
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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Reviewed yesterday

Most enjoyable, but can't imagine this in the summer! Much walking and most exhibits outdoors. Check the times for the free-flight raptor show. The day we visited they were at 10AM and 2PM. Cactus garden most interesting. We found the map/signage somewhat confusing. Plan to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeanie P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When in Tucson, the Sonora Desert Museum is a must see attraction. Just the drive to the museum gives a beautiful, panoramic view of the desert that is incomparable. The museum itself is well done with a multitude of desert animals in their native habitats....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melanie0672018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed here, lots of interesting stuff to learn about the area if your not used to desert life. Was very hot the day we went so take hat and water.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Flyer1956
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Desert Museum is very well laid out and is simply a work of art to behold. In my opinion, this might be the best attraction in Tucson. The drive up was a little long, but the scenery was outstanding. There are many pull-offs to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BT20812
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must see in Tucson area! You will learn a lot about the desert flora and fauna. Not only can you see dozens of types of cacti but also walk through a cave, search for a mountain lion or a coyote and see a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aleksandra P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The enclosures for the bear, wolves, and puma are shockingly small. While I think the curators of the museum are well-intentioned, this seems like a cruel way to treat other living beings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dana D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We actually changed plans in order to fit this into our schedule and we were very happy we did. It’s quite a large outdoor museum so I would suggest 4 hours to really enjoy the museum inside and out and be able to do the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottie543
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is a must see when visiting Tucson. As one strolls down the many paths, each showcases a particular ecosystem of the Arizona deserts with its diverse flora and fauna. There is even a hummingbird aviary. Don't miss the raptors in free flight. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2SB_Travelers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go early so the animals will still be out! Cactus loop is impressive! Raptors show is something you want to make sure see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lifeoncloudnine
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a great experience. it has beautifully laid out paths and exhibits. plan to spend the whole day.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 24, 2018|
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Response from DesertMuseum | Property representative |
Most guests find that they are able to visit the Museum within 2-4 hours but usually wish they had set aside most the of the day to explore and see the different shows we have to offer. Currently we have our Raptor Free... More
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Rigglets | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know either. Did you check out the website? We did pay the 'Senior rate' though.
Martin A
January 25, 2018|
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Response from SeesTheWorld5 | Reviewed this property |
When you get there. I second the Raptor show! It’s SO cool.