Introduction

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the Tucson area.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> It is located west of the city by scenic areas like Gate's Pass and another popular Tucson attraction, Old Tucson.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The museum offers visitors and up close and personal interaction with a wide variety of desert plans and animals.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> They have many exhibits to show different types of animals like desert cats, nocturnal animals in an underground tunnel (which also gives visitors a chance to escape the heat), and even aquatic animals in the aquarium which often surprises visitors since it is a </xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>desert <xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The museum has lots to offer in addition to wildlife, such as experts educating visitors about history and culture in the Sonoran Desert, funding research into natural history, a rich an interesting history of its own, and providing education and research into conservation of the Sonoran Desert.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Overall, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has a lot to offer to locals and tourists which makes it a popular destination in Tucson, Arizona.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>


History

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">William H. Carr founded the museum with the support of his friend Arthur Pack who was the museum's initial benefactor.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Carr had previous experience with museums since he had previously founded the Bear Mountain Trailside Museum in New York.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This museum in New York was affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History, which helped Carr develop his ideas of working with native plants and animals, creating a regionally focused collection.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">It is important to note the fact that Arthur Pack was a co-founder of the museum because he also contributed his time and efforts into developing other places around the Tucson area.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Carr stated that "he was always ready to stand up for his views and back them up with his philanthropy".</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Pack and his wife donated a lot of time and money to help make the Tucson experience for locals and outsiders one that can be remembered in many positive ways.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The philanthropic family was a large contributor to the greatness that is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum today.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">Carr found one of his key inspirations for the museum when he moved to Tucson in 1944.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> When he arrived he found “a gross lack of knowledge among the local populace as well as in the national mind.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">” With this in mind, he took it upon himself to become acquainted with local naturalist as well as to become affiliated with the Pima County Park Committee.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> His efforts led to the establishment of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Trailside Museum which would evolve into what we now know as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">Carr chose a site 12 miles west of Tucson located in the Tucson mountain just over Gates Pass.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This site had a few buildings but was found mainly to be natural desert land, ready to be used for something like the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> These structures were preserved and are still used today as the entrance to the museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> In the end, Carr was leased a site for the museum that was 98 acres.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The same 98 acres are still owned by the Pima County and leased to the museum today.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">Opening day for the museum was held on Labor Day 1952.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Despite the opposition that Carr faced early on, the crowds that arrived on opening day confirmed that the museum would be a success.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> After months of success, Carr, Pack, and one of the first staff members, William Woddin, formed a Board of Trustees from key people in the community.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This action led to the word “Trailside” being dropped from the name since it did not maintain the institution's image of being a museum committed to the education and care of its collections and visitors.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The museum today still focuses mainly on the research of the natural history of the Sonoran Desert as well as educational programs.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> A fund set up by one of the board members, Roy Chapman Andrews, is still used to fund the museum's science program.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This allows the museum to fulfill its desire to educate people not just about the Sonoran Desert, but also about the scientific process on its impact on society.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

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Importance

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has now become one of the most widely recognized institutions throughout the world as a model for innovative interpretation and presentation of native plants and animals featured in ecological exhibits.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This has provided for the Museum to be regularly listed as being one of the top ten zoological parks in the world to visit.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Additionally, TripAdvisor lists the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as the second most visited Tucson attraction according to data from users.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The site also gives the museum a 5 star rating with over 7,500 user reviews.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">https:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">//www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60950-d108867-Reviews-Arizona_Sonora_Desert_Museum-Tucson_Arizona.html</xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Since the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has a distinctive methodology in representing the complete natural history of the Sonoran Desert region and its ecosystem, it is highly coveted as a site for exploration and education.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Although the museum does not consist of a vast collection of specimen and its size is much smaller than other museums in the top rankings, it is still able to provide its visitors with a fun and educational experience.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The museum strives to be more than a museum; it seeks to become an incomparable site for the composite of plant, geological, and animal collections with the main goal of creating the Sonoran Desert habitat treasured, accessible and understandable to the community.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">The museum has become a key factor for the Tucson community since it has become a site that we can use to represent the beauty of the environment we live in.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is an institution that strives and continues to educate our community on the natural history of our land and its importance to our community.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The museum has also opened several avenues for employment and educational opportunities for those of the Tucson community.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> One such program is the docent program which has been recognized now as one of the hallmarks of the museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The program began in 1972 and is a small group of volunteers trained to tour school children around the grounds and provide interpretations of geological and animal findings.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The program attendees go through a rigorous 15-week program the provides them skills to give demonstrations throughout the grounds of the museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">Other educational programs have arisen from the museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> One program that has become popular is one developed by Hal Gras that begun in 1955.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This program was developed to further educate community members on the organisms found in the Sonoran Desert.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> To take a more direct route to education the program takes live animals to schools and other venues to present the organisms to the local community and provide a further understanding of their habitats and living necessities.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">This museum is not only a historical site and landmark of Tucson, but is also educational and a highly ranked Tucson attraction.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> It is a fusion experience that includes all different features:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, art gallery, and aquarium.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> It includes two miles of walking paths on twenty-one acres of Tucson's desert land.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The entire experience is almost completely outdoors.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Nearly 400,000 people visit the museum each year.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Its main focus is on Arizona's plant and animal life.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This museum is special to not only those who live in Southern Arizona, but to all that visit it, because of the efforts that go into it to make it a beautiful experience for all that come to see it.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> In addition, the museum educates visitors about the importance of conservation and awards researchers with the “Sonoran Desert Conservation Award” biannually.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">At first glance, the museum appears to be just like a zoo specializing in desert animals and plants, but it has a large focus on art and culture.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum regularly displays art from local artists and often hosts art exhibits in its Ironwood Gallery.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> In addition to hosting art exhibits, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum also teaches classes about art to encourage conservation, and these classes became available online as of 2018.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>


Exhibits

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum map as of 2018

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">There are over two hundred animal species that inhabit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Also, over 1,300 plant species (40,000 individual specimens) can be found when touring the museum.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The museum’s animal collections consists of:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">http:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">//desertmuseum.org/about/collections.php</xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

  • 106 mammals of 31 taxa

  • 241 birds of 72 taxa

  • 361 reptiles of 86 taxa

  • 122 amphibians of 23 taxa

  • 10,700 fish of 9 taxa

  • 840 arthropods of 78 taxa

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">Exhibits that can be viewed include:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> the Warden Aquarium, Cat Canyon, Walk-in Aviary, Reptile Hall, Mountain Woodland, Desert Grassland, Hummingbird Aviary, Riparian Corridor, Packrat Playhouse, and many different gardens (Agave, Desert, Cactus, and Pollination).</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Every exhibit that can be visited is special to the plants and animals that live in them.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> When going to the museum, people can be expected to see animals like bobcats, ocelots, native reptiles, prairie dogs, river otters, quails, brown bears, and many, many more.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">As a main staple in the community, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has begun to promote further education on the habitat and biodiversity loss found today in the Sonoran Desert.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> It seeks to further research the impact that population expansion is having on the organisms found in the Sonoran Desert.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> Currently, the museum has programs to reintroduce species to the Sonoran Desert that were previously lost.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> One such program is the Species Survival Plan that is directed on the Mexican Wolf and Thick-billed parrot that will be worked as a reintroduction species.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will cooperate closely with other agencies in these reintroduction programs in addition to managing stud books for the various species.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

<xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">As the community grows so does Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum hunger to enlarge and further provide education for the Tucson community.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> It has increased its output in School and Community based educational programs in urban and rural areas of Baja, Sonora, and Arizona.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will also maintain its interest in developing new and exciting exhibits for the visitors of the museum to guarantee a fun and educational visit.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"></xmlns:texthelpns></xmlns:texthelpns>

Education 

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers a lot of different school and youth programs. 

Play Like a Packrat

  • An activity that is led by one of the education staff members. Kids can come 30 minutes before opening time to play in the playhouse along with doing educational fun activities. The programs main objectives are building the kids understanding of science, arts, languages and movement. 

Field Trips, Programs, Outreach Teacher Resources

  • The Museum provides visitors with year-round scheduled self-guided tours. Labs, classes, and outreach programs that are available in Spanish or English. In the labs, classes, and outreach programs visitors are able to get the chance to see and interact with live animals along with Museum artifacts. All the programs are concurrent with the Academic Standard in Science. Field trips are available to be scheduled all year-round. Some main attractions to the Museum they offer is Stingray touch Experience, Live-Animal Theater Program, and Live-Animal Theater Program. 

Camps 

  • Day and overnight camps are offered by the Sonora-Desert Museum. Kids ranging from 1st to 7th grade can go to their day camp and grades 8th and 9th are offered overnight camp. Kids will be able to get the chance to learn about the Sonora Desert Region with their hands on, minds-on camp. Kids will learn about the land and sea of the Sonoran Desert and will be able to make scientific discoveries their museums. Some features will be able to examine their live animals, make art, tools from the plants the Sonoran Desert, hike, and see how the animal keepers take care of their animals. 

Coati Kids' Club

  • This Club is just for kids ranging from 6-12 years old accompanied by their parents. This club is perfect for a kid that loves learning about the desert. Administration is free, you get a free t-shirt by joining, along with eight special events. 

Junior Docents 

  • Junior Docents are volunteers ranging from 13-18 years old that get to interact with visitors of the museum educating them about the Senora Desert. Junior Docents learn about plants, animals, geology, and ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region. Some responsibilities the Junior Docents get is handling live animals, talking with the public during programs, making experiments and collecting data for the museum, and decoding natural history themed kits. 

Scouts 

  • Scouts are very welcomed at the Museum and is a great way to earn their Geology, Science, Wildlife conservation pins and belt loops. Some of the badges you can earn is Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, and more. There is a Sonoran naturalist Badge Day that the Sonora Arizona host every year to the girl scouts. 

Online Fun and Learning 

  • On the Desert Museum website, you can find many education links. Videos about the plants, animals, food, water, and more. Other links are Digital library catalogs, desert Q & A's, Facts about plants and animals that are native to the Sonora Desert, and educational websites about bats. People can find information comparing the Sonoran Desert to Australians Desert. Online tours and educational games about the desert. The links are very thorough and tell a lot about the Sonoran Desert. 

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