Botanical Garden, Natural History, Nature Centers, Zoo
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place! Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more. 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.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Culture, Nature Centers, Park, University
Deer Valley Rock Art Center is an archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve. Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a handicap accessible quarter-mile trail to view over 1,500 carved symbols on rock made between 500 and 7,000 years ago.
Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
Founded in 1988, the International Wildlife Museum has over 400 kinds of insects, mammals and birds from all over the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the species found at the museum were donated by various government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals. Dioramas depicting wild animals in their natural settings, videos, and hands-on exhibits provide fun and educational experiences for all ages.
Children's, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals including 200 endangered species and participates in 37 Species Survival Plans (SSPs) to breed and maintain endangered species populations in captivity.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, Nature Centers, Park
Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul Park, a charming botanical garden, set on 49 acres of lush desert. Locals and visitors alike delight in the experience of having nature at their fingertips, marveling at soaring Saguaros and the unexpected encounter with a resident hummingbird on winding nature paths.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library, Nature Centers, Specialized
Exhibitions change regularly and include our collection holdings as well as loans from other museums; pertinent traveling exhibitions from other museums are also featured frequently.