Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Set in the arid landscape just outside Tucson, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum showcases the desert’s flora, fauna, and history through live-animal and multimedia exhibits. The museum spreads across 98 acres (39.7 hectares) of natural desert landscape and contains more than 230 species of animals and 1,200 kinds of plants.

The Basics
Explore the Sonoran Desert via the museum’s walk-in aviary, hummingbird enclosure, desert botanical garden, stingray touch pool, and other wildlife-themed attractions. You can also walk through two miles (3.2 kilometers) of trails, enjoy periodic birds-of-prey demonstrations, and watch presentations about the area’s venomous creatures. The museum also houses an art gallery that showcases local and national artists, as well as a publishing company that produces books and guidebooks for adults and children. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is ideal for families and natural history fans.
  • Children can explore and act like desert creatures in the Packrat Playhouse, a simulated desert environment.
  • The museum has two restaurants, a coffee bar, and an ice cream shop. The garden also contains two small picnic areas for visitors who bring their own food.
  • The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, which are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Get There
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is located on North Kinney Road in Tucson, just south of Saguaro National Park. Public transportation is limited and free parking is available on site, so it’s a good idea to arrive by car. 

When to Get There
The museum and gardens are open year-round, but from April through October it’s wise to avoid hours of peak heat. From May through September, the Cool Summer Nights program offers extended hours on Saturday nights. Plan to spend at least two hours exploring the museum and surrounding gardens.

Conservation at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
The Sonoran Desert boasts the greatest variety of plants and animals of any desert in the world, and is also the only place where saguaro cacti are found. The Desert Museum is dedicated to the area’s conservation and works on projects to control invasive grasses and protect pollinator species, among other efforts.
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Adresse: 2021 N Kinney Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85743, USA
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Generell Adgang Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

- Orientering og gratis docent-ledet begrunnelse turer- To miles med turstier gjennom ulike Sonoran Desert habitater innfødt i regionen;- 16 individuelle ørken botaniske hager;- Earth Sciences Center hule med regionens geologi- lærer tolkestasjoner over hele eiendommen;- Adgang til Raptor Free Flight, en demonstrasjonsfugl hvor besøkende ser fra fuglens flyvebane (sesongåpent midt i oktober til midten av april)- Opptak til Ironwood Art Gallery presenterer det beste av reiserutstillinger med Sonoran Desert-relaterte temaer;- Opptak til Warden Aquarium- Tillatelse til Packrat Playhouse- Pluss tilgang til en rekke dyrutstillinger.
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Morning at the Museum

Experience the Desert Museum in a different way this January 26! Sip delicious tastings from local coffee roasters and tea houses, sample sweet snacks, jam to tunes by Jacob Acosta Band, and visit with animated animals. You can also practice your downward dog in the desert with Tiffany Georgia from Tucson Yoga and sip on the best morning cocktails: Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Irish Coffees. Afterwards, feel free to explore the Museum at your own pace.
  • Varighet: 3 hours
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