Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Living Desert

Yesterday Ed and I visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  We had absolutely perfect weather - which here means not hot - and spent about five hours walking every inch of the grounds available to us.

The Desert Museum is the #1 attraction in Tucson, receiving approximately 400,000 visitors per year.

Founded in 1952, the facility blends zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.  There is a hummingbird aviary and a temporary exhibit where you can touch stingrays.

The Museum sits on 98 acres and offers 21 interpreted acres with two miles of walking paths.  There are 230 animal species (4,892 specimens), 1,200 types of plants (56,000 specimens), and one of the world's most comprehensive regional mineral and fossil collections that include 16,583 specimens.

This attraction is a must-see for anyone coming to Tucson.  For years we have taken guests to experience something unlike anything else they've ever seen.  The Museum is regularly listed as one of the top ten zoological parks in the world.

This week I will feature photos from that visit.  Read more about the history HERE.

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2016: Power Washer
2015: Reading Comprehension In Question
2014: Snapshot From The Road: Trucker Dogs
2013: The Luxurious Nomadic Life
2012: He’s Just As Handsome In Black And White
2011: Crab Cakes And The Chesapeake
2010: Young, Poor, Footloose And Fancy-Free
2009: Badass Badlands
2008: Proof That God Exists
2007: Spring In The Desert
2006: Shadows Of The Setting Sun
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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