Come see us! Non-members must reserve tickets in advance. Masks are required in all indoor areas and any time social distancing cannot be maintained. For your safety, our experience has been modified. Learn more.

Turn your idea of a museum
Inside Out!

The Desert Museum is a fusion experience:
zoo, botanical garden, art gallery & classes, natural history museum, and aquarium

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planning your visit

Happening Now

Photo of a monarch butterfly
Photo of a wolf

Saving Species

Since the Desert Museum opened its doors, it has worked to protect the natural systems of the Sonoran Desert Region. Learn more about our efforts.

Girl in Packrat Playhouse

About the Desert Museum

Our Mission

We inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.