We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arizona State Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: West University
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1013 East University Blvd, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone Number: 520-621-6302
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The oldest anthropological museum in the region, the Arizona State Museum...
The oldest anthropological museum in the region, the Arizona State Museum has been collecting and interpreting the cultures of the Southwest since 1893.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 57 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Always Fabulous

I have been going to Arizona State Museum since the early 80's when I arrived in Tucson, every time I go I learn something new. The staff is dedicated to the preservation of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
DixieJ
,
Tucson
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Tucson
Level Contributor
140 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have been going to Arizona State Museum since the early 80's when I arrived in Tucson, every time I go I learn something new. The staff is dedicated to the preservation of native artifacts, presenting an opportunity to learn about the cultures and making others aware of the rich history and a beautiful way of life that the Native... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, United States
Level Contributor
68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Located on the University of Arizona Campus near Main Gate. Obviously a main focus is Native American history & artifacts. They have a great exhibit tracing the history of all of the AZ tribes. ASM also has over 20,000 baskets and over 20,000 pieces of pottery. Only a small fraction are on display -- the rest are in climate controlled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Since this is buried on the U of A campus, parking is an issue. Be prepared to walk a bit or drop off anyone who cannot walk far. Like several places on the U of A campus it is NOT marked well. Grrrr. Hey you are state funded and need to let people access these places. Okay, better now. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gold Canyon, Arizona
Level Contributor
90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I had a buy one get one admission free in the Tucson tour book. t was a hot day, and the museum is air conditioned, we decided to give it a try. It is a very small museum located on the U of A grounds. Their feature exhibit was the Intimacy of Faith. A collection of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Redmond, Washington
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was a good exhibit o of southwest Native Americans. The presentation was good. Plus, it was cool for a few hours on a warm day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cochrane, Canada
Level Contributor
305 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Learned a lot about native groups in Southern Arizona but was hard to keep it all straight. This is an old museum that has some new upgrades but think things have remained the same for some time. If you have a Tucson Passport, be sure to bring it in order to use the 2 for 1 coupon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Level Contributor
155 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The review by RUMPLES is right on; I Have nothing to add. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours. Best collection of Southwest pottery I've ever seen.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Take your time as you meander through centuries of Arizona history. The docents are top-notch! For first-timers to Tucson, this is a must-see!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
923 reviews
438 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This state museum -- the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest -- stands on the University of Arizona (UA) campus, just inside the main gate. Its large permanent exhibition ("Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest and Northern Mexico") begins with an excellent introductory video. The exhibit continues with room after room of display cases devoted to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You think it's small, but then you learn sooo much, and find additional rooms, floors, exhibits. This place just opens the door of wonder for those interested in Arizona and it's pre-statehood history. Makes you want to Google everything!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Arizona State Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arizona State Museum

Address: 1013 East University Blvd, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone Number: 520-621-6302
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > West University
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Arizona State Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?