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Arizona Museum of Natural History

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Address: 53 N. MacDonald Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone Number: +1 480-644-2230
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history...
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. 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. "Rulers of the Prehistoric Skies", our newest exhibit, presents the amazing diversity of Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles of the Mesozoic. Neither dinosaurs nor birds, Pterosaurs ruled the skies from about 225 to 65 million years ago.
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really enjoyed all of the museum, especially the dinosaurs.The volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Will go again next year

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

really enjoyed all of the museum, especially the dinosaurs.The volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Will go again next year

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Williston, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very informative! But if you have youngsters even better!! So many interactive opportunities!! So many learning opportunities!' Check it out!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Took our two children (7 and 2). They enjoyed exploring the museum and panning for gold. The staff where really friendly and the admission prices are very reasonable. The museum kept us busy and engaged for over 3 hours. We would visit again. Only limitation is a lack of a cafe but there are plenty in a short walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My daughter was a little young at 2 to appreciate it, but I was very impressed and looking forward to taking her back when she gets older. Even teenagers and adults would enjoy it. They do a great job with visuals for the little ones while still gearing information toward intellectually stimulating the older crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I took our grandchildren (ages 5, 9 and 10) on our recent visit to Phoenix. We had a great time! I was amazed that this place does not have more publicity because it was fantastic! The exhibits are top notch and the volunteers at the museum were friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. We always took our children to... More 

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Mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My daughter and husband were able to spend the night at the Museum and she absolutely enjoyed herself. It was money well invested. She said that it seemed to be very, very kid-related. She wants to go back to the Museum now and take her time to see everything. We love having this Museum in Mesa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Every time we go to the museum there is something new. They are always introducing new exhibits and refreshing and adding to the existing ones. It is a great place to view and become fimiliar with Arizona cultures and how they influenced our environment today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I came to tripadvisor to read a few reviews before deciding to go here and I was put on the edge if we should go or not, but I just had this feeling I needed to go. I'm SO glad we did!! For the others that went and said they were in done in 30-45 min? HOW?! We were there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

There is so much to see; the prehistoric, planetary, sea and Southwest & Peruvian Cultures. so great.

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Ashland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you are an aviation buff, the museum is a fun place to bring friends and family. Lots of different planes and history to explore with plenty of volunteers to share exciting stories for all.

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