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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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Perfect place to take the family or a date for the day!! Lots of animals to see and the Hummingbird... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tully19
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Spanaway, Washington
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Awesome!

We almost didn't go... BUT so glad we did! The drive through the park was absolutely amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeanne-OK
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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 aviaries; one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds.
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect place to take the family or a date for the day!! Lots of animals to see and the Hummingbird exhibit!!

Thank Tully19
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We almost didn't go... BUT so glad we did! The drive through the park was absolutely amazing. Take time to read and understand the history of the Sonora Desert. You will be glad you did! Yes, it's hot. But stepping into the shade will immediately...More

Thank Jeanne-OK
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It so educational and staff is so knowledgeable my boys are asking questions and just couldn't get enough of everything I also like that for a museum is very Hands-On and very interactive with all the guests also it's very age-appropriate any age can go...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great museum if you are new to desert living! We enjoyed learning about the desert life! The layout is easy to walk and enjoyed the exhibits, both outdoor and indoor. There is a hummingbird area which was really neat! If we lived...More

Thank R G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We especially enjoy the Hummingbird Sanctuary, the Raptor shows, and the live shows in the auditorium!

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are newbies to AZ. This is a super place to learn about all the southwest deserts. The display is well laid out. Water, shade, and even free sunscreen are made available throughout the park. The docents are personable and well prepared.

Thank Debra B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is great. The docents( and there were a lot of them) knew their stuff! We got to see several birds up close and learned about a lot of Sonoran desert critters. The place is organized nicely. We took the free tour and enjoyed...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well informed staff. The birds of prey show is a must. Great day with the family. The restaurant was excellent.

Thank gaelicgirl1021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the type of day that you will want to spend the whole day exploring, seeing the animals & learning about the outdoors. There is so much to see & to learn about. There is something new here. Its a new exhibit about pack...More

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well planned and very interesting wildlife museum only a few miles from Tucson--- well worth the drive.

Thank Sam B
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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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