March 22, 2009

The Desert Museum

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 8:17 am by classicalmusic

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo. It is also a botanic garden. But when you add up all the fauna and flora on display, what this place really is, is a giant, open air museum.

If you have ever wanted to learn about the desert, this is the place. There are displays detailing every aspect of the Sonora Desert including climate, geology, and history. Staffed by a large number of experts in diverse fields, this place has something for everyone. Whatever questions you may have, there is no doubt that they can get you the answers you need.

The many and varied exhibits reflect the natural landscape of the Sonora Desert Region. It is so realistic that you soon will lose yourself as you wander the many winding paths and end up face to face with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. In fact, the Museum hosts over 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants. The paths go on for almost 2 miles traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.

The Sonora Desert Museum is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of the American Association of Museums. Few places can entertain both young children and seniors and everyone in between. this place can and will fascinate you and your family for hours. No matter how much time you leave for the museum, you will want to come back again and again.

Just make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat to keep the sun off your face as you walk around the exhibits. Of course if you forget, there is always the ubiquitous museum gift shop.


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