Earth Day with a Coyote?

One of our favorite places in the Southwest is the Sonoran Desert Museum. For a half-century it 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 reputation in the scientific community as an institution committed to researching and protecting the land, plants, and the animals of the Sonoran Desert region.

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.

Founded in 1952 by William Carr and Arthur Pack, the Desert Museum is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Sonoran Desert. Our current operations and future growth are funded entirely by admissions, memberships, contributions and grants.

Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to the Desert Museum!


September – May

Adults? -$13

Kids 6-12- $4.25

June – August

Adults?- $9.50

Kids? 6-12- $2.25


Saturday Evenings: Admissions after 4:00 p.m. ONLY $6.00 ($2.25 for 6-12)

Children 5 and under are ALWAYS free!


By Car:
Eastbound: exit I-10 at Speedway Blvd and turn right. After 12 miles, turn right onto Kinney Road. In about 2.5 miles, the Desert Museum will be on your left.
Westbound: exit I-10 at 29th Street, take the frontage road north to Speedway Blvd and turn left. After 12 miles, turn right onto Kinney Road. In about 2.5 miles, the Desert Museum will be on your left.

Address: 2021 North Kinney Road?Tucson, AZ 85743

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