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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Arizona-sonora Desert Museum

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Arizona-sonora Desert Museum

  • 68.38% of people who visit Tucson include Arizona-sonora Desert Museum in their plan

  • 92.81% 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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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arizona-sonora Desert Museum

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Reviews

  • Ok so this is truly an amazing place. Word of warning though...I would advise going early to miss the hottest time of day. Speaking of'll need one to cover everything! Lots of cool exhibits and creatures here. I even got to see the fabled Apache Trout. (Not the cutest trout ever mind you but cool as hell). I'd say do all the outdoor stuff early and save the exhibits for when it gets hot. Totally worth it...We will definitely be going back!

  • Awesome 'museum' and my favorite kind. Mostly outside, so be prepared for the heat and bring cold water with you. If you are active definitely do the desert loop trail that gets you out into the natural desert. Otherwise, the paved trails are lovely and the paths and easy to manage. The park is laid out in a natural loop which makes it easy to hit everything just by following the path

  • Very nice desert museum. We were interested in cacti having just arrived in the South West and this place was very interesting. The birds of prey demonstration was exciting with hawks flying close overhead! Bought some items in the museum shop and found an aquarium with local fish there also. Nice snack bar. Worth your time.

  • Such a cool place, and the new giant, indoor kids' jungle gym and exploratory room was so impressive. I wish it were closer, but the drive means better views and that the animals get some peace. Very cool place. Even the cafeteria was good. It's an all outdoors place, besides the amazing cave, so be mindful of the weather.

  • This is a must see venue when visiting Tucson. It can be a bit pricey for a family, however the educational value for children of all ages is worth the price. The grounds and facilities are very well maintained and the staff are fantastic. Some of the animal enclosures could be larger. All in all a great experience. Enjoy!

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