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Arizona Museum of Natural History

53 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201-7325
+1 480-644-2230
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Great place but noisy.

This is really a great museum and one that you can go back to multiple times. Just when you think... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trina R
Mesa, Arizona
Wonderful History

This was well worth the visit and entrance fee. What a wonderful day. The folks who put this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clive D
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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 creation of the earth 4.5 Billion years ago to the present. See the origins of life on earth, meteorites and minerals. In Dinosaur Hall, discover some of the biggest dinosaurs that ever lived, and on Dinosaur Mountain see how some appeared and sounded in a natural context. In a Walk through Time, explore ancient Arizona's Paleozoic Seas, Triassic Petrified Forest, monsters of the Cretaceous Seas, and the first animals to fly. "Rulers of the Prehistoric Skies", our newest exhibit, presents the amazing diversity of Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles of the Mesozoic. Neither dinosaurs nor birds, Pterosaurs ruled the skies from about 225 to 65 million years ago.
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53 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201-7325
+1 480-644-2230
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a great museum and one that you can go back to multiple times. Just when you think you might be at the end, there's more to see! I've been here about once a year for the past five and every time I...More

Thank Trina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was well worth the visit and entrance fee. What a wonderful day. The folks who put this exhibit together are to be congratulated. Tremendous is the only word that covers this particular visit..I encourage everyone to go and see the Arizona Museum of Natural...More

Thank Clive D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I grew up in Chicago and my favorite museum was the Field Museum of Natural History. This Arizona Museum is the Field Museum in miniature. You will be fascinated, and you will learn painlessly. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful. Kid friendly. Wheel...More

Thank Johann20172017
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I was very surprised at how big this place actually is. At almost every turn there is another section to explore. The curators of this museum have done an outstanding job. There are very large collections of fossils, rocks, meteorites, local Native American exhibits and...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great day at the museum. Lots of things to see and do. Enjoyed panning for gold. Old fossils and old west items. The prehistoric creatures were great to see.

Thank Angie B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum but it offers a lot. They had dinosaurs and Native American history. An exhibit on western movies and a chance for the kiddos to do some gold panning. A great value it's like 4 experiences in one. U will love...More

Thank luvnlife6267
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Visited this gem of a museum on the 22nd June 2017, it’s one of the best I've ever been to, very well laid out, on 3 levels, with interactive exhibits of many kinds, extremely informative and very well presented themes. My wife and I spent...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Went here with my 11 and 14 yr old kids. They really enjoyed it. Lots of activities for younger kids as well. Good exhibits and lots of information.

Thank Leola B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The museum is located in a quaint area of old Mesa. It is very well done! So much to see and great for all ages. The docents in the museum are a great added touch for easy-to-understand explanations. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and...More

Thank AZsunsetlover
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of mesa's best kept secrets! It is reasonably priced and a fun time for all ages. There is lots to see. A "must" if you have school aged kiddos

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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).
21 July 2015|
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Response from C M | Reviewed this property |
Admission Prices: $12 - Adults $7 - Children 3-12 $10 - Seniors 65+ $8 - Students 13+ with ID Free - Children ages 2 & younger Prices for outings to stay overnight are more, but worth the price for the experience. You'd... More