This desert museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Within the grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. There are almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.
Arizona State Museum
ASM celebrates more than a century of excellence in preserving,
interpreting and presenting the material cultural of our region.
The people of the state of Arizona have many reasons to be proud of
this unique treasure which we'd like to share with you.
World's largest, glass-enclosed mini-world "Exploring Earth's Future." Guided "Under the Glass" tours. You first enter the tropical savanna, the trail systems travels along the 40 foot ocean cliff where you look down into the million gallon tropical ocean.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
The museum is a legendary landmark of Southwestern art and architecture in Tucson.See works created by world-acclaimed artist Ettore "Ted" DeGrazia. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery, including oils, watercolors, sketches, sculptures and ceramics.
Science Center & Planetarium
This truly unique educational experience, with 8,600 stars, galaxies, the Sun, the Moon, the planets, meteors, 30 projectors, two video systems and a sound system that is out of this world! Stop by after sunset to view the heavens through our 16-inch cassegrain telescope.
See over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the animals found at the museum were donated by various agencies and individuals.
The Jewish Heritage Center has been beautifully restored as a center for regional Jewish history and community events. It is located in the downtown area and is within the Barrio Libre National Historic Area. The Temple was an integral part of the religious corridor along Stone Avenue.
Kitt Peak National
The world's largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world. Kitt Peak is home to twenty-five optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions.
Xavier del Bac
Visit this acclaimed example of exceptional mission architecture in U.S., located in Santa Cruz Valley nine miles south of Tucson. The church was developed on several locations in the area and present building was built from 1783 - 1797 by the Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Bautista Llorenz.
Pima Air &
Relics of aviation from World War II to the present are displayed on a narrated tour of the outdoor aircraft displays at the Pima Air & Space Museum. See over 160 fighters, bombers, transports and civil aircraft including NASA’s huge Supper Guppy oversize transport, the world’s only collection of three giant B-52 bombers and more
Reid Park Zoo
The Tucson zoo has more than 400 animals including rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and many more! Adventure in our African, Asian, and South American regions. Spend the day adventuring with your family at one of our many classes, programs, and camps.
Located in the heart of the city, Tucson Botanical Gardens is a unique collection of 16 specialty gardens. It was originally the home of Bernice and Rutger Porter. Dating to the 1920s, the earliest buildings on the property were constructed of adobe bricks made right on site.
Tour Dinosaur Canyon and experience the robotic animation of four life-sized dinosaurs including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Kentrosaurus, a Protoceratops and a Deinonychus. The Sonoran Sea Aquarium created the Ocean Discovery Center at the Tucson Children's Museum. The Sea of Cortez is featured in the exhibit.
of Art & Historic Block
The Museum encompasses an entire city block in historic downtown, and features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of the Americas, Art of the American West, and Modern and Contemporary Art.
Museum of Art & Visual Arts
The University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts displays
and archives works of famous and contemporary artists. The historic mission
of an art museum is that of caretaker and preserver of objects of art, no
matter the form or substance.