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Arizona Natural History Museum

  • Prehistoric Arizona creatures
  • Mask at the Arizona Natural History Museum
  • What big teeth you have!


  • Discover Arizona's premier natural history museum.
  • Pan for gold or get tossed in a territorial jail.
  • Explore Arizona from over 4 billion years ago to modern day.
  • See some of the biggest dinosaurs that once inhabited the area.

Arizona Natural History Museum


Highlights: The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in
Arizona. It is dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and understanding for the natural and cultural
history of the Southwest. The museum is a place for family fun. Where else can you see a flash flood cascading
down a three-story mountain inside a museum? See Tom the soft-shelled turtle and a live Gila
monster. Experience a real territorial jail, pan for gold in the History Courtyard, and wend your
way through the Lost Dutchman’s Mine.
Description: Explore Arizona and the Southwest from the creation of the earth 4.5 billion years
ago to the present. See the origins of life on earth, meteorites and minerals. In Dinosaur Hall,
discover some of the biggest dinosaurs that ever lived, and on Dinosaur Mountain see how some
appeared and sounded in a natural context. In a Walk through Time, explore ancient Arizona’s
Paleozoic Seas, Triassic Petrified Forest, monsters of the Cretaceous Seas, and the first animals
to fly.
In the Southwest Gallery, you will see Paleoindian big game hunters and gatherers, the first
inhabitants of North America, and the Desert Cultures that developed later. Visit a Hohokam
village, with pithouses and above-ground structures, outfitted with real artifacts as they might
have been from about A.D. 600-1450. See the magnificent Ancient Cultures of Mexico.
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!
Tues - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 1 - 5 p.m.
Price: $12 - Adults
$7 - Children 3-12
$10 - Seniors 65+
$8 - Students 13+ with ID
Free - Children ages 2 & younger

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