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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson
(4.8/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
A combination zoo, botanic garden, and natural history museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum features over 3 km (2 mi) of walking paths crisscrossing nearly 9 hectares (21 acres) of desert landscapes. Home to more than 230 animal species and 1,200 varieties of plants, the museum focuses on the interpretation and presentation of the natural history and diverse plant and animal life of the Sonoran Desert. Often called "the lushest desert on earth," this region shelters a range of habitats benefiting from the desert's bi-seasonal rainfall. The museum gardens display the varied ecosystems of cacti, agaves, grasslands, and yucca, while the zoo area features wildlife ranging from coyotes, bears, and mountain lions to hummingbirds and rattlesnakes. Make Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum part of your personalized Tucson itinerary using our Tucson holiday planner.
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  • We always enjoy the Desert Museum. We are members and are visiting today in honor of my husband's birthday. Love the hummingbirds and javelinas most. 
  • We have been annual members of the Desert Museum for about 4 years now. We have a 7 year old & 2 year old, whom both love it. We go quite often just to eat lunch or take a stroll. If you are in town d...  more »
  • This was a great outing with my husband. We got to see native vegetation along with some animals that were outside in their pens. Overall a must see when in Arizona and great for families with childre...  more »