Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
The quintessential Sonoran Desert experience?an unforgettable fusion zoo botanical garden natural history museum aquarium and art gallery. TripAdvisor?s #1 Tucson attraction. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails. Highlights include the hummingbird aviary Warden Aquarium and Earth Sciences Center where visitors descend into a replica limestone cave to discover the geologic forces that created the Sonoran Desert landscape. The Museum’s permanent mineral collection has been acknowledged as one of the finest regional collections in the world! Enjoy live animal presentations that showcase a variety of desert animals and be sure not to miss Raptor Free Flight (seasonal) where native birds of prey fly so close you can feel the brush of feathers! Open daily year-round. Hours/rates vary. Adjacent to Saguaro National Park (west).