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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

August 31st, 2011 by Betty Ross

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

A 1 hour drive from Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast will take you to the Desert Museum. A favorite Tucson attraction for many of our guests here at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast. Learn all about desert vegetation and wild life. The Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!

The Harris‘ Hawk … Come experience the thrill of free flying birds of prey at the Raptor Free Flight. Raptor Free Flight is a dynamic bird of prey flight demonstration that occurs in the open desert showcasing natural behaviors of native birds. Unlike other bird flight shows, the Raptor Free Flight focuses the attention on the birds and how they behavior in nature.


General Admission (ages 18-64) $19.50
Seniors (ages 65+) $17.50
Youth (ages 13-17) $15.50
Children (ages 4-12) $6.00
Children (ages 3 and under) FREE
Hours of Operation
Open every day of the year!

  • October – February 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (no entry after 4:15 pm)
  • March – May 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (no entry after 4:15 pm)
  • June – August
    • Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm (no entry after 2:15 pm)
    • Sat: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm (no entry after 9:15 pm)(Summer Saturday Evenings)
    • Sun: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (no entry after 4:15 pm)
  • September 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (no entry after 4:15 pm)


Galleries and Dining

The Ironwood Gallery is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Please call 520-883-2702 or 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit. The Ironwood Gallery may occasionally be closed for special events.

The Ironwood Terraces, a self serve grill, offers a complete menu including children’s items and is open everyday. Special menus are available for tour groups, school groups, and special events.

The Ocotillo Café offers fine dining, and is open seasonally for lunch in winter and for dinner on Summer Saturday Evenings. Lunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dec to April. Opening and closing dates will vary. Please call 520-883-2702 for information. Dinner: Saturdays, June – August. Chefs utilize the freshest ingredients available to create our Arizona-Sonora regional cuisine. Please call for reservations 520-883-5705.

Phoebes Coffee Bar and the Cottonwood snack shop offer hot and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches, ice cream and other snacks.

Picnics – There is a small picnic area near the Museum entrance.


Located at: 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743