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Arizona Museum of Natural History

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun for a couple of hours

Looking to escape the heat or just something fun to do this is a great option. I had run out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guylaine P
Saskatoon, Canada
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Lots of Well Done Exhibits

We had a few hours to kill before our flight left so my wife, daughter, and I headed over. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canton, Michigan
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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
+1 480-644-2230
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking to escape the heat or just something fun to do this is a great option. I had run out of ideas of things I wanted to see in Mesa and this popped up, reasonably priced so we said what the heck, why not!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Guylaine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few hours to kill before our flight left so my wife, daughter, and I headed over. The staff is very nice and helpful. The exhibits are wide-ranging yet tell a very good story of prehistoric life as well as civilizations that have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

This museum has excellent displays, especially of dinosaurs and (to a lesser extent) geology, and plenty else. Other displays of how humans inhabited the area, movies made in the area, etc. we went through the entire museum in about three hours (with reading a lot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

We enjoyed spending a morning here, lots of dinosaur info as well as minerals, local history, kids activities, Indian artifacts and astronomy. Very kids friendly and great for dinosaur lovers. Discount for seniors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfd
Reviewed November 11, 2018

There were 5 of us adults and we decided to go to this museum. Our local Mesa family wasn't very encouraging about the museum; so we weren't expecting much. BUT were we pleasantly surprised! We spent about 3 hours in here looking, and learning all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

If you ever need something to do with young children good place to. Lots of interactive things and sights and sounds that are entertaining. Parking is easy and tickets affordable. Our five year old granddaughter enjoyed it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SeattleBrooklynBoy
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Museum is a great source of information related to the area. The dinosaurs were all found locally and the exhibits were very informative. Price was fair for the tour. we spent about 2 hours in the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tazbigdog
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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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).