About the Gift Shops

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Gift Shops are operated by Native & Nature, Inc., a bioregional company that focuses on merchandise unique to the Sonoran Desert. Native & Nature, Inc. opened our retail concession at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in 1985. Your purchases have helped us contribute over $13 million to the Museum! Our successful 35-year partnership with the Museum wouldn’t be what it is today without your continued support — Thank you!

In 1998, the National Wildlife Federation awarded Native & Nature, Inc. and owner Jim Hills, the National Conservation Award for corporate leadership based on our concept of bioregional merchandising for the Sonoran Desert. This concept supports the museum’s mission of fostering love, appreciation and understanding of the Sonoran Desert through the products we offer and the stories we tell. The gift shop staff is passionate about the regional culture, history, food, minerals, plants and animals of our Sonoran Desert. This is why our customers tell us “...you have the best museum gift shop I’ve ever visited”.