Due to public health recommendations, the Museum is temporarily closed to public visitors.

Things to See & Do

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, June 3rd
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12:15 p.m. Live and (sort of) on the Loose
Warden Oasis Theater
9:00 a.m. Stingray Feeding ($)
Stingray Touch
12:30 p.m. Stingray Feeding ($)
Stingray Touch
3:00 p.m. Stingray Feeding ($)
Stingray Touch
Docent interpreting in the Orientation Ramada


The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, aquarium, natural history museum, botanical garden, and art gallery — all in one place! Check out our 15+ areas of the museum to explore!

Ferruginous Hawk

Raptor Free Flight

October 19 - February 29: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
March 1 - April 12: 10:00 a.m. only
Come experience the thrill of free flying birds of prey at the Raptor Free Flight.

Gila Monster

LIVE & (sort of) ON THE LOOSE

Sit and relax in an air-conditioned theater and get a look at venomous reptiles of the Southwest.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
12:15 p.m.



Sit and relax in an air-conditioned theater, learning fun facts and stories about a variety of animals from the Sonoran Desert Region.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
12:15 p.m.

Interior of Packrat Playhouse showing giant prickly pear climbing structure

PACKRAT PLAYHOUSE - Hidden in the Midden

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a packrat? Scamper over to the Desert Museum's newest exhibit, Packrat Playhouse to find out! This indoor (air-conditioned) play space allows children to discover the desert through the eyes of this curious critter.

Explore Daily
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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