Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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The magnificent landscaped gardens and beautiful setting of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offer a uniquely natural beauty and Tucson backdrop for your marriage or a specific occasion. Select from a wide variety of covered and open-air event spaces that provide breathtaking scenery over the Tucson Mountains and unspoiled desert views. A dedicated event staff will assist you in making your event a truly unforgettable occasion for you and your visitors, featuring a live animal experience and an innovative menu based on local content.

The museum provides facilities for your events:

  • Weddings, rehearsals.
  • Assemblies, holiday parties
  • Reconnections, bar, anniversaries and other special occasions.

The mission of the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is to encourage human beings to be in harmony with the universe of nature, bringing them love, gratitude and appreciation for the Sonoran Desert. Objects reconstruct the wildlife scenery of the Sonoran Desert Region so true that you face the mountain lions, steppe dogs, Gil monsters and many other things. On the property you can find over 300 kinds of animals and 1200 types of flora. There are nearly 2 miles of paths that intersect 21 acres of spectacular desert.

Established in 1952 by William X. Carr and Arthur N. Pak, the museum is actually home to the Koati Exposition, a group of animals that hunt for their meal during their holidays in the remarkable Sycamore Canyon, situated on the border of Arizona and Mexico, which truly made it one of the world’ s top ten zoological places.

Friday 7:30AM–5PM
Saturday 7:30AM–5PM
Sunday 7:30AM–5PM

(Columbus Day)

Hours might differ
Tuesday 7:30AM–5PM
Wednesday 7:30AM–5PM
Thursday 7:30AM–5PM