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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Within the Museum 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.

Biosphere 2
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. You then descend into the lower savanna along the mangrove... Read more

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
A legendary landmark of Southwestern art and architecture in Tucson, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a favorite retreat 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.

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
A dazzling multimedia theater and a 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.

International Wildlife Museum
The museum highlights 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 government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals.

Jewish Heritage Center
Built in 1910 as the first synagogue in the Arizona Territory, 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 in Tucson, Arizona. 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, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, is home to twenty-five optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions. Read more.....

Mission San Xavier del Bac
Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S. this early-Arizona mission is located in Santa Cruz Valley nine miles south of Tucson on Tohono O'odham Reservation. 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 & Space Museum
See the history of aviation from World War II to the present on a narrated tour of the outdoor aircraft displays at the Pima Air & Space Museum. You will drive past 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, the SR-71 Blackbird and many more.

Reid Park Zoo
Come visit the Tucson zoo, and have a wild time. Meet the more than 400 animals—rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and many more! Adventure in our African, Asian, and South American regions. Explore the Flight Connection, our full-flight, walk through aviary. Spend the day adventuring with your family at one of our many classes, programs, and camps.

Tucson Botanical Gardens
Tucked away in the heart of the city, Tucson Botanical Gardens is a 5 1/2 acre collection of 16 specialty gardens. This beautiful oasis 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.

Tucson Children's Museum
The highlight of Dinosaur Canyon is the robotic animation of four life-sized dinosaurs: 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.

Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block 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 as well as tours, education programs, Art School, and Museum Shop.


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