Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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2021 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743
(520) 883-1380
Museum, Zoo
Mon–Sun: 7:30 AM–5:00 PM

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  • In 2010, NASA awarded the museum a 3 year grant to expand the educational programming for the Earth Camp Experience. The camp was established in memory of Columbia Space Shuttle Astronaut Laura Clark.
  • Great road trip stop: pack a picnic lunch to enjoy the outdoors at this combo zoo/garden/art gallery/natural history museum!
  • Sunscreen dispensers in the bathroom, just in case you forgot yours (like I did....)
  • During the summer, they have special nighttime hours on Saturdays! Totally different experience!
  • Wear a bright red shirt. Have a seat in the hummingbird aviary. Sit completely still for a few minutes. Marvel at the curious hummingbirds buzzing you.
  • During summer it is open after dark... because it gets cooler and more animals are out.
  • A remarkable place for visitors and people moving to Tucson. Not a Museum, not an arboretum, not a zoo, but all three and much more. Great for a date or a day by yourself.
  • walk walk walk, they have a wild areas
  • A must do when in Tucson.
  • Get to the big animals early in the morning when they are fed, so they are more active.
  • I have been here many times. I can't get enough of The Sonora Desert Museum. It's beauty. What it represents to us nature lovers. Everyone should experience this at least one time, if not more. I do!
  • Great place to learn about the different kinds of deserts. Best to go in the morning or the afternoon.
  • Did you know? The museums native animal, plant, and geologic collections make it a unique institution, presenting the complete natural history of a single region, the Sonoran Desert.
  • What a great place to see AZ plants and flowers and see animals in natural habitats. Don't miss the Raptor Free Flight or the Hummingbird House - both amazing. And super nice volunteers, too!
  • I took my best hummingbird pictures here!
  • Go early to see the young mountain lion rescued from Cali. He's active then.
  • This is a great place to see and learn about all of the animals living in the Sonoran Desert. Tourists and natives alike will love this place. The animals are always out and it has hiking too.
  • There is SunScreen in the Restrooms!
  • This is a really unique little museum. Make sure you grab a map before you head out on the trails, otherwise you'll miss an exhibit. Check out the hummingbird aviary and bring your camera.
  • Wonderful museum. Try to find a docent to guide you to enjoy full experience