Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ - 85743

Type: Zoo, Parks, Natural History Museums
(520) 883-2702
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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is a world-renowned botanical garden, zoo, natural history museum, and aquarium all rolled into one. Established in 1952, the museum spans 98 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert landscape and is dedicated to showcasing the rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, and natural wonders of the desert Southwest.

One of the main attractions of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is its extensive collection of desert plants, including cacti, succulents, and other native flora adapted to the harsh and arid conditions of the Sonoran Desert. Visitors can explore the museum's scenic walking trails and outdoor exhibits, encountering a stunning array of desert landscapes, plant communities, and botanical gardens that highlight the diversity and beauty of desert ecosystems.

In addition to its botanical displays, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is also home to a diverse array of desert wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects native to the region. Visitors can observe desert animals in their natural habitats through the museum's spacious outdoor enclosures and exhibits, which provide opportunities to learn about the unique adaptations and behaviors of desert creatures.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum also offers a variety of educational programs, demonstrations, and interpretive exhibits that engage visitors of all ages in learning about the natural history, ecology, and conservation of the Sonoran Desert. Visitors can attend live animal presentations, guided tours, and interactive demonstrations led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers, gaining insights into the interconnectedness of desert ecosystems and the importance of preserving and protecting the natural world.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or simply someone seeking to experience the beauty and wonder of the desert, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers a captivating and immersive experience that celebrates the richness and diversity of desert life. With its stunning botanical displays, engaging animal exhibits, and educational programs, the museum provides a unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the wonders of the Sonoran Desert and gain a deeper understanding of the intricate web of life that sustains this extraordinary ecosystem.

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Opening Hours October - February: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
March - September: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Fees General Admission (ages 13-64): $20.50
Senior (ages 65+): $18.50
Children (ages 3-12): $8.00
Children (under 3): FREE
Military (active/retired): $16.50
Arizona/Sonora Resident (ages 13+): $15.50
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