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“Desert Museum”

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
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US$103.89*
and up
Tucson Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 282 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
2 reviews
“Desert Museum”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Wonderful museum. Arrive early to see the raptor demonstration. Recommend comfortable shoes, hats, sun screen and water be brought along.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Interesting and diverse.”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Lots of interesting things to look at, but it was so crowded and hot, it marred our visit a bit. Maybe go super early in the a.m. when animals are actually out and crowds are low.

Visited April 2014
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We came here in March and actually decided to extend our trip to Tucson to visit here. It was very interesting and worth our time (and also what we gave up to come here). There are lots of animals and of course cacti and the "museum" is in a nice setting. We saw the Gila Monster and Rattlesnake demonstration and that was interesting as there are not a lot in my daily life in the Pacific Northwest. The Hummingbird aviary was great too.

Visited March 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Do not miss this”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Best place to see cacti and wildlife. Amazing flight displays. Good restaurant and gift shop. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and hope to return.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“You'll like it!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Great museum/zoo. Be sure to see the hummingbird exhibit. We saw baby hummingbirds being fed in their nest.

Visited March 2014
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