Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

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2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson

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  • URSULA  IN  ASDM :-)
    URSULA IN ASDM :-)
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  • ASDM - INFO  TABLE
    ASDM - INFO TABLE
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  • NATIVE  AMERICAN  DRAWING  IN  ASDM
    NATIVE AMERICAN DRAWING IN ASDM
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    ASDM - the idea

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    ASDM  INFORMATION  TABLE

    Favorite thing: From the table in Arizona State Desert Museum:
    The living museum seeks to enhance human understanding and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert Region. Respect for the relationships and interdependence of animals plants, and non-renewable resources is essential to preserving an environment fit for people.
    We are a private, non-profit organisation. Our operations are dependent upon gate receipts contributions, and memberships. Won't you join us?

    If you have at least $40 :-) - click here

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    ASDM - Hours!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 10, 2003

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    ASDM - INFO  TABLE

    Favorite thing: Arisona Sonora Desert Museum is open daily, including all holidays! That's OK.

    They open quite early, at 7:30 am but they close too early in my opinion: at 5:00 am - loooong before sunset! WHY?
    More: when I was there they finished to sell tickets at 4:00 pm. A park ranger said that one needs at least 1 hour to visit the museum. To be honest you need 2-3 hours to visit it.

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    ASDM - Directions!

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 10, 2003

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    PARKING  LOT  IN  FRONT  OF  ASDM

    Favorite thing: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is located outside the Saguaro National Park, on North Kinney Road just southeast of western part of Saguaro National Park. Follow the road direction signs from Red Hills Visitor Center. There is a parking lot in front of the museum - look at my picture.

    Address:
    2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743


    Details and maps: click here

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    ASDM - History

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    HISTORICAL  TABLE

    Favorite thing: As you can write on the table: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was founded by Arthur N. Pack and William H. Carr in 1952. It was on 1 September, to be more exact, which is a national holiday in the USA: Labour Day.
    We have Labour Day on 1 May in Europe.

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    Like good hair - shampoo :-)

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    URSULA  IN  ASDM :-)

    Favorite thing: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is three in one (like good hair - shampoo :-):
    1. zoo,
    2. natural history museum
    3. botanical garden.

    You can see interpretive displays of living animals and plants native to the Sonoran Desert. This desert covers southeastern California, southern Arizona and New Mexico, southwestern Texas and the mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.

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    Arizona Agave

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 10, 2003

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    URSULA  AND  ARIZONA  AGAVE

    Favorite thing: You can find Arizona Agave in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

    I saw a lot of various species of agaves in southern Europe and northern Africa and I must admit that Arizona Agave looked really impressive.

    MORE:
    Arizona Agave

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    If you are interested in fish

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    COLORADO  RIVER  FISHES  DISPLAY

    Favorite thing: You can get a lot of information on fish of Colorado River inside Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
    There are fishes which are endemic to the Colorado River drainage, meaning they are native to this area and nowhere else. All are endangered.

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    ASDM - before you enter

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    PALO  VERDE  TREE

    Favorite thing: Watch for Palo Verde trees before you enter Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. There are a few trees with characteristic green trunks and branches. Look at my picture. Hmm... do you know any other tree like that?

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    Hedgerow made of cacti?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Sep 10, 2003

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    URSULA  AND  CACTI  HEDGEROW :-)

    Favorite thing: Sometimes cacti grow very close together, just ony by one. They can form a strange, sharp wall as you can see on my picture taken in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Could it be a kind of your hedgerow? Btw it's Organpipe cactus.

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    Direction signs

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    DIRECTION  SIGN  IN  ASDM

    Favorite thing: You can find direction signs on trails in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM). As you can see on my picture there is a gift shop and coffee bar in the museum. Add restrooms, parking lot and information point.

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    ASDM - pottery

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    POTTERY

    Favorite thing: You can see exhibitions of local artists inside Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Do you like pottery? Look at my picture, please. I liked some vases (is it correct name?) a lot! Was it native American art or what?

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    ASDM - more pottery

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    LOCAL  ART  IN  ASDM

    Favorite thing: Look at my picture, please. It's just another example of pottery exhibited in Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM). Don't you like it? As I know it's an example of local native American art. Am I wrong?

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    Native American art

    by matcrazy1 Written Sep 10, 2003

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    NATIVE  AMERICAN  DRAWING  IN  ASDM

    Favorite thing: You can see a lot of various drawings in Arizona-Sonora Desert museum. As I know they were draw by native Americans. Don't you like it? I like them, especially that one on my picture.

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    Knock knock who's there?

    by mht_in_la Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    prairie dog

    Favorite thing: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has a cool display of prairie dogs where you get to see how they dig their underground channels. You come face to face with a bunch of cute prairie dogs and look into their living rooms. Poor little guys got no privacy in the museum.

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    Roadrunner

    by mht_in_la Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    Roadrunner

    Favorite thing: Driving along Arizona highways I occasionally saw these birds running across the desert. It's impossible to photograph them in open wild because they are so hyper so fast. In Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum I got the opportunity to see them in captivity. Even in the cage they are still hyper and hardly stay still.

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