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Arizona Museum of Natural History

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Very well done natural history museum

This museum has excellent displays, especially of dinosaurs and (to a lesser extent) geology, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pgscmk
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NYC
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Very impressive

We enjoyed spending a morning here, lots of dinosaur info as well as minerals, local history, kids... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jfd
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Nice visit on Sunday before Labor Day. The entrance was free but people was only allowed to stay for 90 minutes. I enjoyed all the exhibits, especially "Origins". I highly recommend this museum for any age, there's a lot activities for kids. Worth visit this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Two hours, three floors and tons of exhibits. Dinosaurs, old West, stagecoach, pottery, animals, and a gift shop for kids. Had a great time and made us proud. Highly recommend!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

This museum was very cool. My grandson loved the Mesa old jail and the play area at the end.It was very informative and he loved all the puzzles. However, they are very worn and should be updated. We liked so much we became members!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank michelegut
Reviewed 8 August 2018

if you love museums you have got to go here alot about az and surrounding area . lots of native american artifacs

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Eric T
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We needed to kill some time so we went here. It was a good informative museum. I’d say more for the 5-12 year old age. They have animated dinosaurs. A lot of hands on stuff and learning rooms. It took a couple hours to walk...More

Date of experience: August 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.
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John S
9 January 2017|
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Hours of Operation Tues - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun: 1 - 5 p.m.
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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).
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