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Arizona Museum of Natural History

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Afternoon visit

Good museum. A different variety of exhibits. Seemed to have spots for kids to play. As adult, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gilbert, Arizona
via mobile
A blast from the past

Love visiting this museum, around every corner is another surprise. it is much larger than it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth B
Mesa, Arizona
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  • Poor1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Good museum. A different variety of exhibits. Seemed to have spots for kids to play. As adult, the messages were good.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cash0514
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love visiting this museum, around every corner is another surprise. it is much larger than it appears from the outside. my kids love the lower level play and activity room. the thunderstorm flood with the dinosaurs is a favorite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the displays, but were surprised they didn't have more descriptions of the flora and fauna in AZ. If I hadn't known what a javelina was, I wouldn't have had any idea what the animal was on the top floor. I enjoyed the mineral...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lee G
Reviewed 5 January 2019 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 1 January 2019

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 16 November 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
Thank pgscmk
Reviewed 15 November 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 11 November 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
Thank 63JB63
Reviewed 4 November 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 24 October 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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Ailish K
16 July 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
9 January 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
20 October 2015|
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Response from anna146 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is probably pyrite (a.k.a. fool's gold).