The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, and art gallery founded in 1952. Located just west of Tucson it features two miles of walking paths that meander through desert landscape. It is one of the most visited attractions in the area. The museum is home to more than 230 animal species and 1,200 varieties of plants. You need to set aside at least three hours to cover the area. Go early as it can be very warm by afternoon. Today it was 77 and that seemed hot when in the middle of the desert with no shade.
There are always new discoveries no matter how many times you visit the Desert Museum.
Take for instance discovering new cacti called rainbow cactus.
and one of my more favorite desert scenes which displays a huge variety of cacti.
One of the outdoor demonstrations was called Free Flights. Several Harris Hawks were released and the crowd couldn't get enough photos of these 4 hawks. .
While my husband was able to capture this magnificent Hawk pose I got up close and personal with this brightly colored snake.
We tried our best to get a javelina photo but they were hidden in the brush.
We enjoyed sharing the sights in the area with our Up North neighbors here for a short visit.
UP NEXT FOR MARCH 2
Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Find your favorite Dr. Seuss book and share.
Check back tomorrow for some delicious treats and party ideas for Dr. Seuss fans.