The Arizona State Museum celebrates the Native American arts and crafts and you can see fine collection of pottery showcased here. The museum also showcases privately owned collection of the Giffords family which includes artefacts of Mexican folk and tradition.
Other highlights include:
- Exhibits which showcase the life and history of the American Indians
- Outdoor Public art pieces
- Exclusive tour of the museum
If you love history and are curious about the Native American culture, heritage, art and origins, a visit here is a must!
Arizona State Museum Hours
Exhibitions and Museum Store:
- Monday through Saturday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
- Closed on Sundays, federal and state holidays.
Library and Archives (access by appointment only)
- Currently, Monday through Thursday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Appointments are required for use of the library outside these hours
Note: all ASM Collections offices, including the Library and Archives, are closed to researchers and other visitors on Mondays and Fridays. Exhibit galleries and the Museum store remain open
Timings can change. Visit the official website for updated timings.
How to Reach Arizona State Museum
- By Bus: At Park @ University Ave
- By Tram: A tram line passes nearby
- By Car
- By Taxi
- By Walking
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5.1% of people who visit Tucson include Arizona State Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
60% of people start their Arizona State Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Arizona State Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arizona State Museum
Arizona State Museum Reviews & Ratings
The website is rarely updated and has false promises of certain exhibits. The museum itself is decent I suppose but not very grand or large with some exhibits being written in a misleading manor. The museum needs to be updated severely and it needs funding. Also the staff weren't paying any attention to anything at all.
This museum on the University of Arizona campus currently has an exhibit tracing the history of weaving textiles and baskets from roughly 4000BC to the present. It is very interesting as it traces the evolution of textiles and basketry from utilitarian to an art form. The focus is upon the Native American tribes in Arizona. The exhibit is suitable for children and adults. It's easy to spend 2-3 hours looking at the exhibits and reading the interpretive information. The museum also has an interesting display of Native American pottery.While you are on campus you should also visit the USS Arizona Memorial located in the quad behind Old Main. It is a sober reminder of the tragedy of December 8, 1941.
I loved the whole experience. I learned a lot. Quiet, respectful, very informative and comfortable. The staff were very professional and polite. They were enthusiastic about the museum.
A wonderful collection of all the native Americans in Arizona. Very educational for adults. Did not make time for a docent. Will do that next time. Combined with the UA art museum for a great afternoon.
Many cool exhibits here that teach about the native cultures in and around Arizona.