I was excited as I entered
the park being greeted by Cactus Wrens.
The Sonora Desert Museum needs to be on your "must see"
list when visiting Tucson. The outdoor living museum has miles of walking trails that take you past one amazing exhibit after
another with beautiful views of the Sonora Desert. The botanical gardens are a must walk so go early in the morning or when
there is cloud cover to help keep you cool. We saw many birds as we walked through the gardens. The park has over 1400 different
kinds of plants, tons of butterflies, and reptiles crawling on rocks and pathways. You will see many animals and plant exhibits
with many endangered or threatened native and rare species of the Sonora Desert. The living desert consist of exhibits of
106 mammals, 241 birds, 361 reptiles, 122 amphibians, 10,700 fish, 840 arthropods set in natural desert settings. Kids will
enjoy the many hands-on activities as they discover new animals of the desert. They have a cool cave exhibit you can crawl
through if you are not to claustrophobic. I only went in part way and bailed out. A little to much like real spunking for
this girl! As you can see from the pictures below there is a lot to see and you will not want to miss the Arizona-Sonora Desert