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Arizona Museum of Natural History

  • 53 N Macdonald St
  • Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Phone:(480) 644-2230
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One of the premier museums in the state! “Dinosaur Mountain” is the largest dinosaur exhibit west of the Mississippi River. See a constantly flowing 50-foot-high indoor waterfall and hear the thrilling roar of life-size, animated dinosaurs, including a saber-tooth cat and a Columbian Mammoth. A mini-environment re-creates the Petrified Forest featuring a Cretaceous aquarium with live descendants of prehistoric creatures such as sturgeon and turtles who haven’t changed in 65 million years. Also included is Arizona Highways permanent photography gallery, Hohokam Indian dwellings, Native cultures of West North America, a re-creation of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine and other changing exhibits every three to four months. Admission fee.


Smithsonian Museum Day-Arizona Museum of Natural History

September 21, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Arizona Museum of Natural History participates in the annual Smithsonian Museum Day. Discounted admission only $5 or free with a Smithsonian pass. Valid September 21, 2019 only

ABOUT: Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.