Phoenix Museums



As far as Phoenix Museums, a few of our favorites include:


Arizona Science Center - The Arizona Science Center has been a Phoenix favorite since it opened 1984. Locals and tourists love their IMAX Theater, Dorrance Planetarium, and exhibits on how our bodies work, electricity, physics, and many traveling exhibits. The Science Center has various family and adult programs, and is free for adults as part of downtown's First Friday Art Walk.


Musical Instument Museum (MIM) - Do your kids love music? Or do you need to get them excited about the clarinet you just bought so they can be in the band? Take your family on a musical tour of the world, experience different cultures through sound, and give them the chance to bang on ethnic drums and a gong!


Desert Botanical Garden - We first experienced this favorite Phoenix Attraction over the Holidays last year. The luminarias create a beautiful backdrop for various holiday inspired christmas trees, bell ringing, musical guests, and alcoholic hot chocolate. The experience brought us back for a foodie event featuring several Mexican food restaurants, a Rodger Clyne performance and tequila tasting. The Desert Botanical Gardens has a plethora of cultural events, almost one a week, featuring food, music, wine, and local performers.


The Phoenix Art Museum - has over 18,000 works for you to view if you feel like adding some culture and art into your week. The Art Museum also offers a variety of programs for kids, and events for adults. It's serene, relaxing atmosphere is also a great way to break up the week if you want to enjoy it for free on Wednesday afternoons or the First Friday of each month.


The Heard Museum is known for it's depiction of Native arts and culture and teaches the history of the American Indian through a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Filled with ancient and contemporary art as well as hands on exhibits; this favorite most valley visitors of Phoenix museums teaches weaving with beads, making Apache Baskets and other historic arts to visitors from around the world.


Did you know there are Dinosaur bones here in AZ? The Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa is full of them. Dinosaur Hall houses the bones, dinosaur mountain shows replicas in their habitats. The Southwest Gallery takes visitors on a special trip through our area's history. The Museum has a variety of hands on activities that make history so much more fun than your high school history teacher ever could have.


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