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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-2702
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If you visit the Tucson area without going here - you have wasted your visit!

One of the finest museums I have visited ever, and I have travelled the World! The guides are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
269jacob
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Odder, Denmark
So much to take in at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum!

So much variety at this museum! A must do for kids and adults alike. My husband and I thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
blondewander
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North Vancouver, Canada
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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: 07:30 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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+1 520-883-2702
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the finest museums I have visited ever, and I have travelled the World! The guides are knowledgeable and very "customer centered".

Thank 269jacob
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much variety at this museum! A must do for kids and adults alike. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed all the exhibits, even though I'm not a fan of animals kept in small areas :( This is a very special place to visit. We...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This fabulous museum, mostly by walking a route around the premises, gives a sample of all the ecological niches present in Arizona. The cacti were in bloom when we were here in April and we never thought cactus flowers could be so beautiful! We saw:...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If your looking for an easy way to learn about desert flora and fauna this is one of the places to start. All desert areas are covered and there are some interesting shows as well. We took in one on rattle snakes and gila lizards....More

Thank Ward409
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was not our first visit to the museum, but it will be our last. We arrived early, expecting the animals to be more visible and active. Wrong! The docent exhibits were all deserted and this was one thing that brought us back. We didn't...More

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cactus were blooming. Beautiful and enjoyable day walking and visiting the various attractions. The hummingbird area was magnificent.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If I lived in Tucson, I would be here every single day. The aviaries were absolutely stunning. I could spend all day watching the birds. We arrived at 830 and left by 1 but honestly, if we didn't have other places to be at, we...More

Thank vyakal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We genuinely wondered how interesting a desert museum could be (when you have seen one cactus ...) but this was honestly astounding. we were there for two hours but could have spent the whole day, or returned for a second visit It is a lot...More

Thank eliza725
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this place. Its got animals,catcus gardens and history as well. It costs 22 dollars for adults. There is a lot of walking. It was really hot when we went. It opens early as well.worth a visit if in the area

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little skeptical about paying the price to see this "Museum". It is so much more than a museum. It was a very hot day when we went in early May. There were "cold" water fountains around and we filled our water bottles...More

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lynpez
21 April 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.
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Martin A
26 January 2018|
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Response from SeesTheWorld5 | Reviewed this property |
When you get there. I second the Raptor show! It’s SO cool.
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Rishabh J
22 October 2017|
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Response from Joseph C | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there are any other options it is away from town. I recommend renting a car as Tucson is not well connected and it's attractions are for the most part not in the actual town. If a rental is not an option uber... More
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