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Recognized as a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden. Trip Advisor states that it is one of the Top 10 Museums in the World. This "living museum" houses over 1200 kinds of plants and 300 species of animals that live in enclosures designed to replicate their niche in the wild. The Desert Museum is Southern Arizona's most popular visitor attraction. Nestled in Tucson Mountain Park the Desert Museum exhibits the living, outdoor world of nature found in the Sonoran Desert region. On your way to the museum, you'll drive through Saguaro National Park, which preserves the most magnificent Saguaro forest in the world. The great Sonoran Desert region is filled with natural beauty and mystery.

This tour is approximately 6 hours and is inclusive of round trip transportation, admissions where applicable, bottled water on board, and a JW Marriott Starr Pass Destination Services Guide throughout. This tour is a rain or shine event.

* Lunch (including wrap, soft drink, chips, and a chocolate chip cookie) available at Ironwood Terrace—price range $8.00-$12.00 per person ++

*25% facilitation fee will be added to lunch meal when applied to the master bill

Additional Enhancement Experience:

“Sonoran Desert Dwellers” is a one hour private presentation that offers participants the opportunity to meet and learn about some of the special animals that call the Sonoran Desert home, such as the ringtail, chuckwalla lizard, thick-billed parrot, or even a skunk.

“Walk on the Wild Side” is a more intimate experience with the animals at the Desert Museum. It is a Behind-the-Scenes tour (approximately 90 minutes) where you have an opportunity to feed treats to some of the Museum’s furry friends and experience what it is like to be a Keeper.