Arts & Culture

Museums & Art Galleries

Art, culture, and history museums dot the state of Arizona, offering plenty to see and explore. The state is filled with exceptional museums, big and small.

Mountain lion at Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

Visit the Phoenix area for the Heard Museum—including both a main museum and two smaller outposts—offering an outstanding collection of Arizona American Indian art, artifacts, crafts, photography, and other cultural and historical exhibits. Just down the road, the Phoenix Art Museum houses more than 17,000 works of classic and modern art, and hosts traveling exhibitions from world-famous artists. Play instruments from around the world at MIM: Musical Instrument Museum, which is the world's only global musical instrument museum.

In Southern Arizona, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block exhibits American, Western, and Latin American art, as well as contemporary and modern art.

The award-winning Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the ideal destination to see desert wildlife up close. See birds of prey whiz by in free flight during the renowned Raptor Free Flight exhibit.

The Pima Air & Space Museum boasts an impressive history and character with more than 300 aircraft across 80 acres.

The Titan Missile Museum, a national historic landmark located in Sahuarita, showcases well preserved missiles from the Cold War era.

Further north, in Prescott, the Phippen Museum showcases the art and heritage of the American West, while Flagstaff culture and art aficionados turn to the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Set aside ample time to visit Arizona's outstanding museums. The state's history, culture, and beauty is captured and told beautifully throughout the museum walls.

Galleries & Museums

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This indoor and outdoor museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert by protecting native plants and animals, providing educational...

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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park

Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum offers a chance to explore the ruins and artifacts of the Salado Indians who inhabited the...

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Biosphere 2

Located across a 3-acre research facility, Biosphere 2 (B2) recreates five of earth's biomes--the ocean, wetlands, tropical rainforest,...

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Cave Creek Museum

At the base of Black Mountain, is a handsome Southwest style building - the Cave Creek Museum. Its roots are embedded in the pioneer...

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Chandler Museum

Chandler Museum is an interdisciplinary learning environment where the community comes together to share its stories, preserve its cultural...

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Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum

Imagine yourself in a turn-of-the-century mining town as its locals strolled along the busy streets. At the Clarkdale Heritage Center,...

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Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center

Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center features exhibits on history and culture, meeting spaces and a gift shop. The Museum,...

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Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Museum

Located at the Tribal Government complex in the same building as the CRIT Library, the CRIT Museum provides a comprehensive history of the...

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Colorado River Museum

Through photographs, dioramas and displays, the museum encompasses the history of the Bullhead City area from steamboats on the Colorado...

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Copper Art Museum

Arizona's Copper Art Museum traces its roots back to 1919 and an antique shop in Northern Minnesota, whose collection grew so big a more...

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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

A dream come true for all ages, our exhibitions and free guidePORT audio tours tell the fascinating stories of the American West! At the...