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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98 acre natural history museum located just west of Tucson. The museum is one of the most visited attractions in Southern Arizona. 

When visiting the museum you will find over 230 species of animals and 1,200 types of plants that call Southern Arizona their home. The museum is a member in good standing of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was founded in 1952 by William H Carr and his friend Arthur Pack. Mr. Pack provided $200,000 to open the museum which receives no support from public taxes.

The museum was rated by TripAdvisor as Tucson’s  #2 attraction for 2018. It was also rated a #5 top public garden to visit in the United States.  

The museum is open 365 days a year and closes at 5:00 pm. For more information about admission pricing please visit –


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