Hours & Admission

For your enjoyment, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is open 365 days a year! During inclement weather, please call (520) 883-2702.

It’s no secret that summers in southern Arizona are hot. Beginning July 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2021, new summer hours will go into effect. Visit us 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to enjoy the desert while ensuring a fun and safe adventure for the whole family!

You can learn more about what to expect during your visit here: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO



Your ticket purchase directly supports the Desert Museum and our mission.
General Admission (ages 13-64): $23.95
Senior (ages 65+): $21.95
Youth (ages 3-12): $11.95
Children (under 3): Free
Desert Museum Members: Free
*seasonal pricing may apply



Military (active/retired): $19.95
Arizona/Sonora Resident (ages 13+): $19.95
Community Access Adult: $9.95
Community Access Youth: $7.95
(See Community Access FAQs)
*proof of eligibility is required
*seasonal pricing may apply



Winter Hours:
October - February:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
March - June:
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
July - September:
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Strollers: $7.00 ($5.00 for members)
Wheelchairs: $8.00 ($7.00 for members)
Electric scooters: $25.00 ($20.00 for members)

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Desert dwellers have creative ways of adapting to the summer heat. For us humans, it’s vital we stay hydrated throughout the day and protect our skin from the sun! We recommend a morning visit to the Museum during the summer months. Bring a refillable water bottle, wear a hat, rest in some of the Museum’s wonderful shady spots, and don’t forget that we provide sunscreen for free in all of our public restrooms!

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