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.

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Explore Navajo Interactive Museum

The Museum was created with the help of leading Navajo scholars, museum personnel and the Navajo artistic community to provide a vibrant...

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Fort Huachuca Historical Museum

Fort Huachuca was established in 1877 as a temporary camp near the Huachuca Mountains, and today it houses the U.S. Army Intelligence...

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Fort Lowell Museum

The Fort Lowell Museum offers unique exhibits and hands-on activities for adults, families, and children...and it's pet-friendly too!...

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright began building his desert masterpiece Taliesin West in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural...

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Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory aside from...

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Global Arts Gallery

From around the corner, or around the world, find eye-catching objects d’art and home furnishings—many of which have a fascinating story...

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Heard Museum

Since its founding in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its...

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Huhugam Heritage Center

The Huhugam Heritage Center, built in 2003, fulfilled the Gila River Indian Community's vision to create a place for our people, culture,...

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i.d.e.a. Museum

At the i.d.e.a. Museum, we inspire children of all ages through art exhibitions and STEAM activities focused on supporting early learning,...

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John Slaughter Ranch

A National Historic Landmark, the Slaughter Ranch Museum was once the San Bernardino Ranch, belonging to John H. Slaughter, Cochise County...

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JWJ Cycles Museum

A private collection of motorcycles dating back to the 1950's with a family history. Currently open only by appointment.

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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Located fifty-six miles southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Nation; the Kitt Peak Visitor Center is your first stop on any visit and...