What's a desert museum to do if it doesn't have tropical fish on display? Not only does the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum have tropical fish, they also have a resident stingray that you can touch for an extra $3. We opted out of the stingray touch, but we did visit the tropical fish display. The museum also has a wonderful reptile and invertebrate display that has a lot of very healthy spiders, frogs, lizards, and snakes.
WARNING! There are photos of a spider and few of the rattlesnakes they had on display after the lizards. If you are afraid of spiders and snakes, stop at the lizards or before.
Crusty the crab
Seahorses always look sad and pensive to me.
These little eels came up out of the sand looking for food. They are really cute.
Eels having a conversation about some eel matter.
Gila Monster. A truly venomous lizard.
A giant tarantula that finished off some poor soul.
Tiger Rattlesnake with its toys.
A big, beautiful Arizona Black Rattlesnake.
Up close and personal with the Arizona Black Rattlesnake.