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.
Botanical Garden, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Sharlot Hall Museum is an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community understanding and appreciation of historical, social, and natural aspects of Arizona, with emphasis on the Central Highlands, and which promotes involvement in and support for research, collections, conservation, exhibits, and related programs.
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.