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Expand Your Horizons At The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

More than just a museum, this unique family attraction invites you to experience the best of Arizona. Wander 21 acres of walking trails, gardens, and animal exhibits, where you can visit the hummingbirds, explore a replica limestone cave, see interesting mineral collections, and learn about native plants and animals. Take a docent-guided tour, hold freshwater animals in the aquarium touch tank, or enjoy live reptile presentations and exciting raptor flight demonstrations.

As a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium, and art gallery, the Arizona Sonora Museum offers visitors unique insight into Tucson's ecological history, cultural traditions and the magical world of the Sonoran Desert. Experience this one-of-a-kind attraction in Tucson located 30 minutes from the hotel.


Prices - 

Adults: $20.50; Seniors (65+): $18.50; Children (ages 3-12): $8 children; Military: $16.50; Arizona Residents: $15.50; Children under 3 enter free.

Hours -

Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October-February, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March-September, with some extended summer hours.


  • Cool Summer Nights
  • Desert Museum Gala
  • Taste of Native Cuisine Dinner


  • Gardens & Zoo
  • Guided Tours
  • Live Animal Presentations
  • Hiking Trails
  • Gift Shops
  • Restaurants


  • How long does it take to see everything at the museum?

    You should plan to spend at least two or three hours during your visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. But, with hiking trails, an aquarium, gardens, an aviary, an art gallery, two gift shops, and restaurants, there are plenty of things to pique your interest and keep you engaged for much longer. With so many attractions and activities, you may just want to stay for a whole day.
  • What should I wear when I visit the museum?

    With abundant outdoor exhibits, gardens and trails, the Desert Museum is primarily an open air experience. Visitors should wear a hat, sunscreen, loose, layered clothing, and comfortable walking shoes. If you're visiting during colder months, you should bring a jacket or coat. Drinking fountains and shaded seating areas are located throughout the museum grounds and all of the museum's indoor exhibits are air conditioned.

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