We’re open! For your safety we’ve made modifications to our operations. Please be sure to review the FAQs before your visit.
All guests, including members, must reserve tickets in advance

See the Desert at Night!
Open Saturday Nights in October
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.