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Arizona Museum of Natural History

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Easter Egg Hunt

Took the Grandkids (3 of them) to the Easter Egg Hunt and was not disappointed. There was so much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Freemont, United States
very kid oriented

Although I had no children with me, there were a lot in the museum and a lot of activities directed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryJo M
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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 4 days ago

Took the Grandkids (3 of them) to the Easter Egg Hunt and was not disappointed. There was so much more to do than look for eggs; the kids slid down slides, saw themselves dancing and making faces on a full sized screen, panned for gold,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I had no children with me, there were a lot in the museum and a lot of activities directed toward that age group. I still found it very interested and well presented. Heavy on minerals and dinosaurs. Could have used more on Native American...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MaryJo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, for older adults, go after noon to avoid the school children. This is a surprisingly large museum with a large dinosaur display and a fun “flash flood” exhibit. A true natural history museum that is very nicely done. I always learn several...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We went to this museum on one of their free Sundays. You get a tag which allows you 1 1/2 hours in the place which for us was plenty of time. Because of the free day there were lots of people especially kids but the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Have been here before when my oldest was young and my 4yo son saw the pictures on here and was really excited. So grandparents went with us and three kids youngest is 2yo. Spent 2 hours and it was fun and some really neat exhibits...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

While we were visiting family in Mesa, the treated us work a visit your great museum. My favorite parts (besides the dinos of course) were the lost Dutchman's mine and the old jail. We had a great time and learned a lot about the local...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vern B
Reviewed March 13, 2019

A comprehensive tour de force of Arizona history dating from the dinasaur days to native American ancestry. Exhibits are well planned and executed. Fun for the kids even includes an opportunity to pan for gold. Include this museum if visiting the Phoenix area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ronjill
Reviewed March 6, 2019

We very much enjoyed our visit to the museum. We wandered through the exhibits without interruption. The exhibits are so impressive. There was a docent that share information about the dinosaurs. He was very informative. Somehow we ended up outside and there is an exhibit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gindermill
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were in town visiting from NC and we decided to go to the museum. Very interesting. Jan and Jerry Peterman Graham, NC

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JanP1980
Reviewed February 26, 2019

I had a day to kill in Mesa, so one of the things I opted to do was the natural history museum. I found it very interesting. Even though it was flooded with kids on school field trips, I still spend over two hours wandering...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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).