Arizona-sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

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Arizona-sonora Desert Museum, Tucson - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743, United States

Phone: +1-5208832702

Ticket Price: 21 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:30 am - 10:00 pm Details

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Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary , Aquarium, Family And Kids

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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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  • Unbelievable. This place is highly underrated! It is expansive and there are constant discoveries and “Easter eggs” all over the place that keeps it new for even veteran visitors. The cave was incredible, and the displays with animals were designed to showcase the critters, not allow them to hide. The trails were wide and well maintained. Expect a lot of walking. Really beautiful views and astonishing displays. Staff is very helpful and excited to be there and share information. It is about $20 to get in, so plan to stay for a while - you would find it difficult to see everything in a day. There is a small coffee shop, but you can bring in food. I would highly recommend going.

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  • The desert museum is one of my favorite places to visit. It is located west of Tucson with beautiful desert views. It is a wonderful combination of museum and zoo. Great place to bring kids. The stingray petting pond is a great learning experience as well as the raptor free flight show. There are many trails to walk where desert animals are housed in their natural environment. Look under the bridges for the javalinas!

  • It was disappointing to me.. I used to go to the Desert Museum as a kid and it was always a treat. I moved away from AZ long ago but came back for a weekend and took my husband to the Desert Museum. It was not at all like I remembered as a kid and frankly seemed really run down... the animal exhibits were not in good shape and of course the animals were all hiding and you could not see them. The admission fee of $21.00 may have been worth it at some point back in time, but not today. I personally found it sad and disappointing, so I will not be going back.

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  • What a delightful place that really demonstrates the diversity that is the desert in the desert. It felt more like a zoo than museum but this is a must see if you are in the area. Kids will really enjoy it but there is a lot of walking

  • A great place to bring your family and friends. The food her is amazing you have fine dinning or if you just want something quick you have other options like burgers pizza, Mexican food. Just all around great place.

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