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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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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... read more

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Rita F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome place for all ages theirs so much to see and the kids get really excited we will definitely be going back its just a very neat place and clean have fun

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the great outdoor museum/zoos that I have ever been to. The signage was well done and there were volunteers at most stations. There is a lot of walking but electric carts are available for $25 for the day. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Arizona area. Lot of info on the minerals, animals and the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend if you are in the area! Learned so much about the desert, the plants, the animals and had an all around great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love desert landscape and botany, you will love this unique, mostly outdoors, Museum. We watched the 5 Harris Hawks, a Barn Owl, and Peregrine Falcon fly immediately above our heads; we say Prairie Dogs, Beavers, and Hummingbirds. Even on a 50 degree day, it was wonderful. My 9 and 11 year old grandchildren had a lot of fun,... More 

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

Had a great time an spent several hours hiking around the out door exhibits. Where else can you see native wild life, plants, and a art museum all in one stop. The views of the surround area was great. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend seeing the place.

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