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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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Beautiful Science!

Their website said three hours is good...we stayed 5 (including lunch) and still wanted to stay more but they were closing...wonderful place and we will be back!

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portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their website said three hours is good...we stayed 5 (including lunch) and still wanted to stay more but they were closing...wonderful place and we will be back!

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Open every day of the year for your enjoyment and repeat visits. Adults are about $20 and children around $8. With discounts for Seniors, Military and Residents. I visited here the first time in 1977. I remember I enjoyed it and that the glass was missing from the skunks dark exhibit. I was very young. I brought my granddaughters 3/2016,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Tucson since I have been nine. I am now 68 years old. I still enjoy going to the Desert Museum, which is actually Tucson's #1 attraction!!!

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Brighton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a pass for the year, and must have went at least a hand full of times, well worth the cost. They are a great spot for Summer evening events. Also loved taking visiting family so they can see Arizona Wildlife without the wait.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice place to visit. Interesting and fun. A little high priced. The area of location is very remote and it is a nice trip

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely small museum with lots to see. Navajo textiles and jewelry, Special exhibits which change. The architecture of the building is warm and inviting. Open Wednesday-sunday

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent much of an afternoon there. We watched demonstrations by excellent interpreters of Raptors in Flight & Venomous critters. There were paths to follow that lead to all different habitat. The hummingbird house was especially fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for families, couples or even singles. We got there an hour before close so had to choose what to see. Went and saw animals in their habitats. Some were active, some were sleeping. People that worked and volunteered there were very nice, and it was very clean. A bit of a drive from Tucson, but beautiful scenery!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must-do in the Tucson area. Knowledgeable staff, well thought out design and informative exhibits.

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

I try to get to this great place annually. Since I was last there, they have added a stingray exhibit; an absolutely must see/do space. Under natural conditions, the stingrays have barbs on their tail. Here, they have removed the barbs (I was told it's something liking clipping fingernails and doesn't affect the animal in the least.) So, come in,... More 

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