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Primary Exhibit Areas

Packrat Playhouse
Kids of all ages get to climb through prickly pear cactus pads and slide down cholla skeleton ribs!
Stingray Touch
Visitors are able to create their own moments with these captivating creatures at our Stingray Touch experience.
Warden Aquarium
Rivers to the Sea comprises two galleries featuring fresh and salt water species including those from the Gulf of California.
Reptile, Amphibian & Invertebrate Hall
Explore the region's amazing bio-diversity in a climate-controlled gallery.
Earth Sciences Center
Learn the region's geology in this cool, replica limestone cave. Examine minerals from the Museum's extensive collection. Check out the new exhibit revealing large-scale changes on Earth through videos from space.
NASA Exhibit
Ancient Arizona
Investigate prehistoric Arizona and learn about the Museum's own dinosaur — Sonorasaurus.
Ancient Arizona
Mountain Woodland
This Mexican Pine-Oak woodland habitat features a mountain lion, white-tailed deer, Mexican gray wolves, thick-billed parrots, a Merriam's turkey, an American kestrel, and a Black bear.
Mountain Lion
Desert Grassland
Stroll through towering soap tree yuccas and a variety of desert grasses interspersed with desert shrubs and succulents. Prairie dogs and Great Blue Heron ahead!
Prairie Dogs
Desert Loop Trail
Encounter javelinas, coyotes, and lizards in natural settings, while learning about agave plants and native Palo Verde trees.
Hikers on the trail
Life on the Rocks
A multi-species exhibit providing an in-depth look at the habitat and species most often encountered amidst Tucson's rocky slopes. Striped skunks, a roadrunner, frogs, snakes and lizards are featured.
Antelope Squirrel
Cat Canyon
View bobcats, a porcupine, a grey fox, and an ocelot in natural settings.
Riparian Corridor
See a river otter, beavers, bighorn sheep, coatis, fishes and aquatic invertebrates.
River Otter
Walk-in Aviary
Enjoy 20 species of native birds in this tranquil setting.
Life Underground
Discover how cool life is underground for a variety of desert species. Visit with a ringtail, kit fox, and other burrowing animals.
Entrance to Life Underground
Hummingbird Aviary
Experience the antics of multiple hummingbird species! Bring your cameras as the birds seem to pose for photos!