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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

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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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  • I come to Tucson once a year and always make a point of visiting the Desert Museum. The museum is located in a beautiful setting with knowledgeable staff that are very helpful and informative. I alway...  more »
  • The Desert Museum captures the essence of desert life. The exhibits have interesting explanations and features for "children" of all ages. The hummingbird experience is priceless. Who would think of a...  more »
  • There were hundreds of people here when we visited on a week day ---contrast that to the Saguaro National Park, right around the corner, where there were maybe 6 cars and some bored government employe...  more »