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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N Kinney Rd., Tucson

$12 for Two Adult Admission Tickets to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Up to $29 Value) in Tucson

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Highlights

  • Desert conservation institution
  • Desert wildlife & plant life
  • Museum mostly outdoors

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Jennifertop reviewer
50 ratings47 reviews
July 31, 2012
Wonderful, interesting place. Great place to spend a day.
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Allantop reviewer
25 ratings12 reviews
May 5, 2012
Need more signs telling the names of plants and trees.
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Karen
3 ratings3 reviews
March 15, 2019
Awesome place. The most beautiful setting and wonderful staff. Took my 5 and 7 year old grandkids and we spent the entire day. They loved it all and learned so much. Would highly recommend.
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Anthonytop reviewerhelpful reviewer
6 ratings6 reviews1 photos
May 22, 2015
Beautiful place, expect to take about 4 hours to see everything. Don't forget your camera, sunscreen, hat, and water (even though there are water fountains all around the park).
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Jolietop reviewerhelpful reviewer
23 ratings16 reviews3 photos
May 18, 2015
Bring a hat
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lindatop reviewer
11 ratings9 reviews
February 18, 2015
if you are a photographer, make sure you get to the raptor show early so you can stake your claim on a spot and set up your tripod and hope you do not get knocked over by some children.
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ILonatop reviewer
8 ratings5 reviews
December 15, 2014
I love any venue of this type....the desert has so much beauty to explore. We were a bit disappointed with the "animal aspect". We really did not see many of them! They find great hiding places. I'm glad we had a groupon, as I would have been a bit unhappy to pay full price.
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Beverlytop reviewerhelpful reviewer
8 ratings8 reviews
October 24, 2014
I should have taken water but they have a good restaurant. Loved it.
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About This Deal

For $12, today's side deal gets you two adult admission tickets (up to a $29 value) to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum encourages conservation of the Sonoran region’s wildlife, facilitating human contact with as many 300 animal species and 1,200 types of plants. The museum, which is approximately 85% outdoors, features living exhibits that recreate the Sonoran Desert region’s natural landscape. Nearly 2 miles of paths spread across 21 acres of desert let you search for mountain lions, prairie dogs, men wearing bear costumes, and even endangered animals such as the Mexican wolf, ocelot, and Gila topminnow. The exhibits provide an accurate representation of the ecosystem by incorporating animals, plants, geological specimens, and actors playing drifters who only yell about wanting to eat pie.

Reviews

Yelpers give the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum a nearly perfect 4.5-star average. Citysearchers give it a perfect five-star average, as do IgoUgo reviewers, who name it the No. 1 most popular thing to do in Tucson:

  • It's a zoo, it's a botanical garden, it's a museum, etc etc. [sic] It's fun for kids and adults alike to see just what kind of animals, plants, and critters the sonoran desert is home to. – Emily R., Yelp
  • This is by far the best Tucson has to offer. It has history, a zoological nature as well as a museum. – ronstano, Citysearch

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for adult general admission. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Aiming to turn the museum concept inside-out, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum contains two miles of paths spread across 21 acres of desert, where animals such as sun-bathing lizards, bobcats, porcupine, and grey fox make their home. However, it is the fusion experience of a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium, and art gallery that has earned it a top-5 museum honor by TripAdvisor.

The museum's exhibits intend to display the shared natural habitats of plants, animals, and geology. As many as 230 native live animal species and 1,200 types of plants fill the museum's many exhibits, such as mountain lions, prairie dogs, and river otters, and nearly 20 endangered or threatened species. Birds of prey that roam the skies are the subject of a twice-daily seasonal presentation. The gardens feature over 56,000 individual plant specimens native to several biomes and ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert. Also exhibited is the skeleton of a Sonosaurus, recovered in southern Arizona.

After their stint outdoors, visitors can wander innovative indoor exhibits. Inside a cool, dark replica of a limestone cave glimmer more than 14,000 minerals and fossils, which includes a moon rock on loan from NASA. Amongst an underwater view of beavers' habitat and a venomous reptile presentation, the Warden Aquarium showcases the region's marine residents, and an art institute aims to promote conservation through dynamic visual art.