Sunday, 10 April 2011

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

On a lovely sunny day, we drove over Gates Pass Road, through Tucson Mountain Park to visit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum which is one most interesting places we’ve visited and the only one where I’ve ever seen factor 30 sunscreen dispensers in the ladies rooms!

The museum is an amazing place a botanical garden, zoo and natural history museum all in one, trails lead through desert vegetation to interesting exhibits.
The mountain lions looked really cute and cuddly snoozing in the mid-day sun, but this is the closest I ever want to get to one!

At one point a diamondback rattlesnake slithered across a path while two museum docents guarded it from the hosts of visitors peering cautiously from a distance. The bighorn sheep posed for the cameras as though they were movie stars before adoring fans. In the cactus garden, the prickly pears are just starting to flower. An elf owl perched in the shade of a tree.

Each time we visit the desert museum we discover something new, this time was no exception as neither of us remembered the sculptures situated around the grounds.

Have fun, we are!

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