Visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, located 12 miles west of Tucson in the Tucson Mountains, is an outdoor experience of a lifetime. The museum has enchanted me with its exhibits of live animals in astonishingly natural settings, It's a world-renowned outdoor zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert. Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. Within the Museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animals and 1,200 kinds of plants.
The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonora Desert,
2/3 of this desert is located in Mexico and stretches North to encompass parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.
Do you think we should be more conscious of our ecological surroundings?