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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Planning to visit the Museum? Fill out a survey before and after your visit to tell us why you're visiting and what you learned about conservation. You'll be entered in a drawing for a VISA gift card. One winner every season!

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It typically takes at least two hours to see all that the Museum has to offer. We recommend arriving before mid-afternoon to make the most of your visit.

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