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“Zoo, museum, & botanical garden all in one!”
For a half-century the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has enchanted millions of visitors with its exhibits of live animals in astonishingly natural settings, while intriguing and instructing them with fascinating educational programs. At the same time, the Museum has gained a worldwide repute in the scientific community as an institution committed to researching and protecting the land, plants, and the animals of the Sonoran Desert Region. The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.
We visited the last week of December which just happened to be the perfect weather for visiting, it wasn't very cold and it wasn't hot either! We had a fantastic time while we were here, almost... Read more
This review is long overdue.....I love this place and can't wait to return! It's a zoo and botanical garden, two of my favorite things! With lots of trails to walk along, you can definitely get a... Read more
We came here for a day trip recently and it was super cool and worth the drive from the Phoenix area. This museum has an aquarium and botanical garden on the grounds as well. There was so much... Read more
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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