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Major Metro Phoenix Area Museums

List of major museums in the Metropolitan Phoenix area including Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Carefree, Glendale, Chandler and others.

Museums in Phoenix

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Adobe Mountain Railroad Museum

Adobe Mountain Railroad Museum

23280 North 43rd Ave, Ste. 75 - Glendale, Arizona
Displays include small, narrow gauge 1884 locomotive, model railroad layouts and prototype historical displays. Open Dec.-April; 9:00 a.m.-noon.
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Arizona Capitol Museum

Arizona Capitol Museum

1700 W. Washington Street - Phoenix, Arizona
Presents events and programs on government in the Arizona Territory and early Statehood days. Museum Store, Visitor Lounge and patio grounds. Admission is Free Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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Arizona Doll and Toy Museum

Arizona Doll and Toy Museum

602 E. Adams Street - Phoenix, Arizona
Displays dolls, dollhouses, miniatures and toys from yesteryear. An authentic schoolroom of 1912 features antique dolls as "students". Located in historical Heritage Square. Open Tues - Sat; 10 am-4 pm.
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Arizona Historical Society

Arizona Historical Society

1300 N. College Avenue - Tempe, Arizona
With over 28,000 items in the collection this is a wonderful place to visit. Located at Papago Park this museum puts a special emphasis on the 20th Century. Tues - Sat; 10 am-4 pm, Sun noon -4 pm.
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Arizona Military Museum

Arizona Military Museum

5656 E. McDowell Road - Phoenix, Arizona
"Lest We Forget" to remember those in uniformed military service. The Museum has displays of uniforms, vehicles, artillery and mementos. Sat and Sun 1 - 4 pm. At Papago Park Military Reservation.
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Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum

Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum

1502 W. Washington Street - Phoenix, Arizona
The Museum exhibits over 3,000 minerals educating visitors about Arizona's mining and mineral heritage. Weekdays 8 am-5 pm; Sat 11 am-4 pm. Located on the NW corner of 15th Ave and Washington.
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Arizona Museum For Youth

Arizona Museum For Youth

35 North Robson Street - Mesa, Arizona
An innovative, nationally recognized fine arts museum for children. The museum's art gallery is for children ages 4-12. Come and bring the kids often for a great day. Open Tues - Sun 9 am-5 pm.
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Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington Street - Phoenix, Arizona
A hands-on, eye-opening fun center with more than 300 interactive exhibits, state-of-the-art planetarium, a five-story giant screen theater, live demonstrations and traveling exhibitions. Open daily 10 am-5 pm.
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ASU 1907 Archives Gallery

ASU 1907 Archives Gallery

ASU Hayden Library - Tempe, Arizona
Showcases historical photographs, manuscripts and ephemera relating to the history of Arizona. Periodically changing traveling exhibits are also featured. Open Monday-Friday; 10 am-5 pm.
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ASU Art Museum

ASU Art Museum

ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center - Tempe, Arizona
This acclaimed Museum offers American, Contemporary and Latin American art and craft. Located on the ASU campus and open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 am-5 pm.
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Cave Creek Museum

Cave Creek Museum

6140 E. Skyline Drive - Cave Creek, Arizona
The museum is living history of pioneer living, ranching and mining. Indian artifacts from Hohokam, Yavapai and Apache. See a restored 1920s tuberculosis cabin and a 1940s church.
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Chandler Museum

Chandler Museum

178 E. Commonwealth Avenue - Chandler, Arizona
The museum preserves the rich history and heritage of Chandler Arizona. Special events and new exhibits continually. Located in historic downtown Chandler. Hours: Wednesday - Saturday; 11 am - 4 pm.
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George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

415 E. Grant Street - Phoenix, Arizona
The museum showcases the talents of emerging youth artists, local, regional and renowned visual and performing artists. Open Mon - Fri; 10 am - 3 pm.
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Hall Of Flame Museum of Firefighting

Hall Of Flame Museum of Firefighting

6101 E. Van Buren Street - Phoenix, Arizona
Almost and acre of fire history exhibits with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus dating back to 1725. There is also a gallery dedicated to wildfire firefighting. Located in the Phoenix Papago Park.
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Heard Museum

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Avenue - Phoenix, Arizona
This is one of the best places in Arizona to experience the cultures and art of Southwestern Native Americans. Enjoy the talent of Native American dancers. Open Mon - Sat; 9:30 am - 5 pm.
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Heritage & Science Park

Heritage & Science Park

115 N. 6th Street - Phoenix, Arizona
The only remaining group of homes from the original town site of Phoenix. Museums, gift shops and restaurants housed in buildings from the 1800s. Open Tuesday - Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun noon - 4 pm.
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Historic Sahuaro Ranch

Historic Sahuaro Ranch

9802 N. 59th Avenue - Glendale, Arizona
The oldest and best preserved 1885 homestead. Sahuaro Ranch's historic area transports you to another time. Open Sept. - May; Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm. Sunday 9 am - 4-pm.
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Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum

Hoo-hoogam Ki Museum

10005 E. Osborn Road - Scottsdale, Arizona
Enjoy the cultural heritage of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Communities from the times of the ancient Hohokam. The museum is open Monday - Friday; 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
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Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Avenue - Phoenix, Arizona
The Museum’s collection includes almost 16,000 artworks that span the centuries. Bring the children to experience the interactive-child friendly gallery. See international exhibits and have lunch at the Café.
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Phoenix Museum of History

Phoenix Museum of History

105 N. 5th Street - Phoenix, Arizona
Visitors of all ages enjoy interactive and educational exhibits showing Phoenix's metamorphous from barren desert town to a modern metropolis. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
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Phoenix Police Museum

Phoenix Police Museum

101 S. Central Avenue #100 - Phoenix, Arizona
The museum features a mach-up of an early 1900s police station as well as a 1919 Ford Model T Police Car. Monday - Friday; 9:30 am - 4 pm.
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River of Time Museum

River of Time Museum

12901 N. LaMontana Blvd - Fountain Hills, AZ
Features history of lower Verde Valley, including geology, ancient Indians, trappers, miners, cowboys and modern day development along the Verde and Salt Rivers. Open Wed - Sat; 1 pm - 4 pm.
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Scottsdale Historical Museum

Scottsdale Historical Museum

7333 E. Scottsdale Mall - Scottsdale, Arizona
Permanent exhibits of Winfield Scott and local history of Scottsdale Arizona, housed in a restored little red schoolhouse in Old Town Scottsdale. Hours: Wed - Sat 10 am-5 pm. Sun noon - 4 pm.
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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second Street - Scottsdale, Arizona
Paintings, photographs and sculpture are just some of the talent you'll see at this art museum. The museum presents a wide variety of educational programs and special events for the entire family.
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Superstition Mountain Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum

4087 N. Apache Trail - Apache Junction, Arizona
Located in Goldfield Ghost Town the museum preserves and displays the artifacts, history and folklore of the Superstition Mountains. Learn the legend of the Lost Dutchman's mine.
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West Valley Art Museum

West Valley Art Museum

17420 N. Avenue of Art - Surprise, Arizona
Key focus of the Museum is Ethnic dress, textiles and Ethnographic Arts. The Museum's Classic Café is exceptional. Located at 114th Avenue and Bell Road. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10 am - 4 pm.
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