Arizona-sonora Desert Museum

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  • Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743, United States, 85743
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5208832702
  • Fax: +1-5208832500
  • Ticket Price: 21 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary , Aquarium, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

Arizona-sonora Desert Museum - Review

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museumconsists of over 97 acres of land and most of its ‘exhibits’ are located in the outdoors-giving you a rare peak of over 230 animals, reptiles, insects, birdsand amphibians which are native to Arizona.

The museum also has an Aquarium with fishes that arenative to this part of the world and asalt-water gallery that showcases marine life in the Gulf of California.

Highlights include:

  • Underground cave with stalactites and stalagmites which is a part of the Earth Sciences Center along with regional mineral collection.
  • The Warden Aquarium

The museum has a gift shop and restaurant where you can relax after a long day in the outdoors. 

Arizona-sonora Desert Museum Ticket Prices

  • General Admission (ages 13-64):  USD 20.50
  • Senior (ages 65+): USD 18.50
  • Children (ages 3-12): USD 8.00
  • Children (under 3): Free
  • Military (active/retired): USD 16.50
  • Arizona/Sonora Resident (ages 13+): USD 15.50

Arizona-sonora Desert Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Extended hours and special programming for families as part of our Cool Summer Nights program.

How To reach Arizona-sonora Desert Museum by Public Transport

  • By Car
  • By Taxi 

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  • Arizona-sonora Desert Museum Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743, United States, 85743
  • Arizona-sonora Desert Museum Contact Number: +1-5208832702
  • Arizona-sonora Desert Museum Timing: 07:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Arizona-sonora Desert Museum Price: 21 USD
  • Best time to visit Arizona-sonora Desert Museum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Arizona-sonora Desert Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Tucson include Arizona-sonora Desert Museum in their plan

  • 89.67% of people start their Arizona-sonora Desert Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Arizona-sonora Desert Museum

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Reviews

  • This is an awesome museum that gives you a great sense of the desert's geography and ecology. It has a non-linear design that makes you feel like an explorer, with new discoveries around every corner. You will see animals inside the exhibits and outside as well because of the natural landscaping. Beautiful views, an art exhibit, and great activities for kids, among other things we didn't have time to get to. If you are on the fence I am telling you that it is 100% worth the trip and the price. And don't forget to check out the cave exhibit! Tons of fun.

  • We love going here we actually just got a membership and I love that they do events at night so that when it's too hot to go in the day you can go at night. Of course this is only in the summer, but it's a great option and alternative so you can still be able to get out with your family and do something fun and see the animals as well since many of them are nocturnal. They also have a really great little ice cream shop. I apologize I cannot remember the name but it's over by the bighorn sheep. the lady that was in there the night that I went was super helpful super kind and their ice cream was very delicious on top of it. Overall we always have a really great experience here and the kids love seeing the animals that are around them in the desert.

  • The approach to the site is worth the drive. I’ve been there twice. The second visit was in the Winter where I had the good fortune to see the free flight of Raptors. A must see exhibit. Breathtaking desert views and fascinating exhibits to thrill all ages. Bring some water and plan on some strolling through the splendid gardens on the wide paved walkways. There are many enthusiastic volunteers to interpret everything you see. Make a day of your visit.

  • The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a wonderful place to visit for people of all ages. There is so much to see and do, I would recommend planning a full day! There are cactus gardens, caves, animals, and my personal favorite: the Stingray exhibit. I spent over an hour petting and feeding the stingrays and it was such a great experience! The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable, going out of their way to make conversation and tell you fun facts about the exhibits. I've only lived in Tucson for a little over a year and this is by far one of my favorite places. I very highly recommend everyone spends at least one day here!

  • This is an amazing place to learn about the wildlife in sonora and Arizona, took my kids and wife and they loved it. Would defiantly recommend to go at least once and have an opportunity to learn something new. Animals seem good, not stressed at all. Loved the raptors flight how they interact with the museum staff, defiantly well trained. Would also recommend taking the kids to the stingray feeding or that's something you can do as well so not need to have kids to try something new. Food was also amazing and for a great price staff was knowledgeable and friendly. If able to would recommend getting the yearly pass as there is way too much information to take in. A must go place for photographers the photos one can take here are amazing.

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