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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743

(520) 578-3008

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Today: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tomorrow: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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General Info
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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Phone: (520) 883-2702

Phone: (520) 883-1380

Phone: (520) 314-9262

Phone: (520) 883-5705

Primary Phone: (520) 578-3008

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Amenities
Food: Ironwood Terrace, Open Daily 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinner (June-August) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ocotillo Café, Open Daily and Seasonally for lunch in winter and Spring and dinner in summer 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dinner (Saturdays June-August) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phoebe's Coffee Bar, Open Daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Oct-Feb, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Mar-Sept, Dinner 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sat The Cottonwood, Open Daily 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Inc.

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Museums, Gift Shops, Tourist Information & Attractions, Places Of Interest, Meeting & Event Planning Services, Art Galleries, Dealers & Consultants, Convention Services & Facilities

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Shelly C

02/17/2011

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A Perfect Day

What a gem in the middle of the desert. Just the drive to it is worth the price of admission. Bring a hat and a good pair of walking shoes and you will be in for a day of fun. I really enjoyed the otter, could have watched him play all day. Of course there are many things to see and do, grab a map and explore. Something for the whole family.

DaleArleta Volmer

10/05/2009

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Wonderful Family Event!

I am an amateur photographer and was thrilled to have the big cats perform so willingly for me on my last visit. I was able to get some exquisite shots of two of the big cats. The male performed for me for nearly 20 minutes & I will send along the pics. Wonderful experience!!

grimmouse

12/06/2007

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World Class

This is one of the best places to learn about the sonoran desert. The staff is very knowledgeable about their stuff...we went in September and again in October...utterly fantastic...don't miss the butterfly garden area and the beautiful agaves.

lopezm2003

03/07/2003

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Excellent!

Great place to walk a trail. Take a camera for some nice outdoor and wildlife pictures while there. Bring your sun block!

ronstano

01/06/2003

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top notch museum

This is by far the best Tucson has to offer. It has history, a zoological nature as well as a museum.

ronald_bruce_hoagland

09/26/2002

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And Cardinals too.

You could stay all day in this place. It is truly fascinating. I saw several cardinals flying around the area during my visit. This place is a real treat.

M_kunzmann

08/27/2002

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Great Example of Sonoran Desert

The Arizona-Sonora Dese5rt Museum is a great example of the Sonoran Desert and all the critters that live in it!! There is an abundant supply of interpretive exhibits and great restaurants on site. It also has a nice little book store!! So its well worth the trip to a very unusual zoo!!

raulm

08/26/2002

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Not a Zoo

I used that title for two reasons - it is not a zoo, in that you won't find the hustle/bustle of a traditional zoo. But, it does contain the animal life of the local desert. I find the winding pathways fun, and that the anmals are kept in an environment that closely resembles the native habitat of the animals. The new Coyote and Peccary pens are a great idea; part of the fun is trying to find these animals. My kids enjoy digging out the faux dinosaur bones as well. It is perfect for people who are new to the desert environment.

zalabha

08/21/2002

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supa' dupa'

The desert museum is beautiful for nature lovers and the inquizative alike.

danbricker82

08/11/2002

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Lizard Land

What's better than being able to see a bunch of little and big lizards running around in an open outdoor pen right at the entrance. This museum gives a desciptive history of the desert. Excellent for the family.

RBO413

08/08/2002

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BAR NONE THE BEST

BEST EDUCATIONAL TOOL EXPLAINING THE SONORAN REGION WE LIVE IN.

brynnie_az

07/26/2002

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whatawaytospendaday!

The Sonoran Desert is such a beautiful place, and this attraction is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. When I lived in Tucson I made the outing a minimum of once a month with my family. Now it is a place I very much enjoy taking others to when in the area. It is the best of everything: dramatic flora and fauna, amazing natural history, entertaining native animals. Don't miss this!

jnette617

07/23/2002

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Lovely Stroll for Perfect Views

Good family outing, picnic areas, desert plants and animals... lots to see and learn about.

jmisany

07/22/2002

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Unique Desert Exhibits

This site is worth your time and money. The Desert Museum is easy to find and the landscape is beautiful. It will entertain and educate you about the various animals, birds and plants of the sonoran desert region. All exhibits are up close and some you can walk right inside. The best time to go is early morning when the animals are more active. Plan on spending at least two hours.

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