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A trip to Arizona's Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson's Sonora Desert Museum is no ordinary museum. It is a botanical garden, zoo and art gallery. And of course, it is truly the best way to appreciate and celebrate the mighty Saguaro, a tree-like cactus that can grow up to 12 meters tall and live over 100 years.


Before we got to the desert, we saw a few of these magnificent succulents, and I just had to get a photo! So, we parked the car on the side of the road and got off.

Saguaro trees in the Sonoran Desert
Saguaro National Park

We got to the museum in the afternoon. If I had to do this again, I would start early, when things were a little more bright and sunny!. Remember to slow down and enjoy the ride through the national park.

A forest of Saguaro trees
Saguaro National Forest in Southern Arizona


There are several things for kids to do, just keep them curious and interested. Read for them, the signs and the information posted by the exhibits. At regular intervals, experts talk about the animals and birds in the museum.