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Founded in 1952 by William Carr and Arthur Pack, the museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert, with exhibits of more than 300 species of native wildlife and 1,300 varieties of native plants.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


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This indoor and outdoor museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert by protecting native plants and animals, providing educational programming, maintaining and improving the museum's collection of plants and animals and supporting research and advancing scientific understanding of the desert.
Admission to the museum includes:
• Orientation & complimentary docent-led grounds tours
• Two miles of walking trails through various Sonoran Desert habitats
• 16 individual desert botanical gardens;
• Admission to the Ironwood Art Gallery presenting the best of traveling exhibitions with Sonoran Desert-related themes;
• And so much more!

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85743

Phone: (520) 883-2702

Hours Of Operation:
October- February: 8:30am- 5pm March- September: 7:30am- 5pm June- August: Sunday- Friday-7:30am- 5pm & Saturdays: 7:30am- 10pm Cool Summer Nights is a special extended hours summer event offered only on Saturdays from late May through early September.

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