The Desert Museum

The Desert Museum is ranked on as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors! The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.


● 21 interpreted acres with two miles of walking paths through various desert habitats

● 230 animal species

● 1,200 types of plants — 56,000 individual specimens

● One of the world's most comprehensive regional mineral collections


Beyond merely an attraction, the Museum's ​conservation and research programs​ are providing important information to help conserve the Sonoran Desert region. The Desert Museum's ​Art Institute​ inspires conservation through art education and gallery exhibits. The Museum's publishing division, ​ASDM Press​, has produced over 40 books and guides on the natural and cultural history of the Sonoran​ Desert region.

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