Arizona-sonora Desert MuseumCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Extended hours and special programming for families as part of our Cool Summer Nights program.
- By Car
- By Taxi
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68.37% of people who visit Tucson include Arizona-sonora Desert Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arizona-sonora Desert Museum
The Arizona-Senora Desert Museum never disappoints. We learn different things each time, especially from the many friendly docents stationed around the grounds. I feel like we notice new plants and see new animals each time. My children love the caves, the dinosaur dig, and the Pack Rat Playhouse. My husband loves the many gardens. I love the aviary and reptile house. Each time we leave, I cannot wait to come visit again.
You must go! The animals are amazing! I've been here a few time in the last two month and I see and learn new things every time I go! Such an awesome experience. The raptor flight is worth waiting on. The coffee shop has great snacks. The people that work here are so friendly and helpful.
Much larger than I thought so be ready for walking. The staff and volunteers are extremely helpful and passionate about what they do! Great sized gift shop and book store. Great little coffee shop and cafe, wish we had time to eat at a restaurant but we were on a field trip. The little cave you can walk through is a ton of fun but it is a tight fit and I'm 5'4 and in good shape. The reptile and amphibian exhibits are really neat as is the aquarium. Be sure to feed the stingrays! I really don't have any negatives about this place at all. It was busy but it's so large that you really don't notice on the trails. Beautiful scenery and many places to take extraordinary photos. Recommend for adults and kids 8 and above. Younger children might not enjoy it as much with all the walking and difficulty seeing some of the animals (to be expected but younger kids don't understand) they would still enjoy the exhibits close to the front and the cave and mining area.
This place is a must go if you're in Tucson! It's more than just a museum.. it's like a national park + zoo! Amazing! Bring plenty of water with you (even in winter).. it does get really hot..
Wonderful place! We were there most of the day and enjoyed every minute. We got a docent led tour of the desert trails. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I don't think everything can be seen in one day so plan your trip and plan to come back! I know we will!