Arizona-sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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
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About Arizona-sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

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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  • We made a return visit after being away for five years. It gets better every time we visit. There are volunteer guides able to answer your questions. The view is lovely, the restaurant served good food, and the staff is very helpful. There are paved paths for a part of the gardens and then gravel so handicapped folks might find it challenging. The hummingbird collection was fascinating.

  • This is a must-see place in Tucson. It is one of the best places to visit while in southern Arizona. I take all our guests to this place because it's so awesome! It never disappoints. I've gone to the Desert Museum about monthly. I never imagined Iʻd be able to touch manta rays in the desert or enjoy an aquarium in the desert as well. If youʻre lucky, you may even get "close" to a mountain lion. There's an amazing cave that is so much fun to walk through and explore.

  • Amazing day out. Breathtaking views and enough local wildlife to keep the whole.family interested. We spent around 4.5 hours there. It is well worth the price and I'm sure we will be back. It's awesome they don't sell bottle water and have water fountains throughout the paths to fill up your own bottle. It is impressive these days when conservation takes precedence over making a buck.

  • I love this place! A superb place to visit and learn about the desert. The birding is great. On my last trip, we saw a handsome Phainopepla and a Canyon Towhee. A great outing for the kids, who love the animals and the stamp stations. The little touches, like sunscreen stations and stools for the kids in the bathrooms, just make it all the easier.

  • I was blown away by everything they had! I thought it would be a desert botanical gardens but they have so much more. They have many animal enclosures, under ground caves, gem exhibits, art museum and theater. We met many staff along the way and everyone was so friendly and helpful! The food was delicious and reasonable priced, which I for one did not expect! Almost everything is outside plan ahead and bring umbrellas, just in case.This is a must see of you are in the area!

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