Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and understanding for the natural and cultural history of the Southwest. Experience a real territorial jail, pan for gold in the History Courtyard or wend your way through the Lost Dutchman's Mine. Have fun with history, and explore the Spanish Southwest, Territorial Arizona, and Arizona's historic 5 Cs in the History Courtyard. Discover many of the movies that have been filmed in Arizona, and be in a western movie yourself! Check out the new special exhibitions and experience hands-on adventure for all ages. Bring a friend or family member of any age to the museum: there is always something new to discover at the Arizona Museum of Natural History.

  • Family Friendly
  • Location
  • 53 N Macdonald
  • Mesa, Arizona 85201
  • HoursTuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Sunday : 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

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