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Arizona Museum of Natural History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice visit on Sunday before Labor Day. The entrance was free but people was only allowed to stay... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
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Two grandchildren, 2 & 5, has a BLAST!!!

Two hours, three floors and tons of exhibits. Dinosaurs, old West, stagecoach, pottery, animals... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Jeffrey L
Chandler, Arizona
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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...more
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53 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201-7325
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice visit on Sunday before Labor Day. The entrance was free but people was only allowed to stay for 90 minutes. I enjoyed all the exhibits, especially "Origins". I highly recommend this museum for any age, there's a lot activities for kids. Worth visit this...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Two hours, three floors and tons of exhibits. Dinosaurs, old West, stagecoach, pottery, animals, and a gift shop for kids. Had a great time and made us proud. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This museum was very cool. My grandson loved the Mesa old jail and the play area at the end.It was very informative and he loved all the puzzles. However, they are very worn and should be updated. We liked so much we became members!

1  Thank michelegut
Reviewed August 8, 2018

if you love museums you have got to go here alot about az and surrounding area . lots of native american artifacs

Thank Eric T
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We needed to kill some time so we went here. It was a good informative museum. I’d say more for the 5-12 year old age. They have animated dinosaurs. A lot of hands on stuff and learning rooms. It took a couple hours to walk...More

Thank RebeccaBlasdel
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a well thought out museum. You are constantly surprised by what is round the corner and the dinosaurs throughout would put dedicated dinosaur theme park to shame. Total cost young family 5 around $50 about right. Experts on hand to give informed insight...More

Thank Ltropical
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Great history museum! I went to the museum with my 2 year old and we had a lovely time. He loved the Dinosaur Mountain and we spent quite a bit of time watching the animatronic dinosaurs and Flash Flood. The Explore area for kids was...More

Thank Brit702
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Both times we've been there we've enjoyed ourselves immensely. It's like National Geographic come to life! People of all ages, young and old, enjoy touring here and watching and learning from the interactive displays. A great example of how learning something new can be fun...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We have been members here since our kids we babies. They are teenagers now, and still think of this as their favorite museum. After all these years we still discover new things each time we go.

Thank thomaswD4918IT
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We came with a 5, 7, and 10 year old. The oldest got bored quickly but the two littles were entertained. It was just big enough to keep their attention without over doing it.

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Ailish K
July 16, 2018|
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Response from edelen06 | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 2 hours, maybe a little less. I had a 10, 7, and 4 year old with me.
John S
January 9, 2017|
Response from petee462 | Reviewed this property |
Hours of Operation Tues - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun: 1 - 5 p.m.
Sirina O
October 20, 2015|
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Response from anna146 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is probably pyrite (a.k.a. fool's gold).