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Tucson with Kids {Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum}

April 12, 2016
In July of 2015 we spent a week in Tucson, Arizona visiting friends. Tucson is very different from our home in Jacksonville, Florida and the kids had a great time exploring new museums and restaurants. I’ll be taking a few posts to review all the fun and exciting things we did in Tucson. You can click here to read through all of them.
Date of Visit: July 2015
Kids: Cole (age 8) & Kiley (age 5)
Length of Visit: Full Day
During our visit to Tucson, we got up early and headed out to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Although it’s called a museum, it’s more like a zoo and it was fabulous. They had tons of exhibits and animals, there was even an entire aviary filled with hummingbirds! Since it was mostly outside, by the end of the day we were hot.
We loved the animal show. Not only was it fun and informative, but it was inside and air-conditioned.
Touch tanks in Tucson, who knew?
I absolutely loved the humming bird aviary. We went in here 3 or 4 times throughout the day. The birds came right up close to you and I was able to take tons of pictures. Cole (8) even found a little nest with teeny, tiny eggs inside.
Admission: Admission prices vary by age. Adults are $20.50 and kids (3-12) are $8.00. We actually used a b1g1 coupon my friend had, so that helped with the cost.
Food: There are a few food choices right on property, so you can spend the entire day there and not have to leave for lunch. We packed in snacks and drinks and ate at the food court for lunch. The food was above average and not extremely expensive, so I was excited about that.
Tips: Tucson is hot in the summer. If you go to visit over the summer I recommend doing the outside part of the museum first and then go inside to look around in the air conditioning. I highly recommend this museum to families with kids of all ages. There is lots to do and see and you could easily spend the entire day there. Bring lots of water!
If you’re interested in other things our family did in Tucson, click here. You can also read about all the National Parks we visited while traveling out west by clicking here.

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