Museums in Phoenix

Phoenix, the sixth largest city in the United States, has an exciting and expanding museum scene. In past recent months, the Valley of the Sun saw the opening of the Musical Instrument Musuem (the MIM), a welcome addition to the city's growing list of unique cultural institutions. Our number one pick is the Phoenix Art Museum, a cultural anchor on the corner of Central and McDowell near downtown Phoenix. The museums permanent collection contains work by Rembrandt and Frida Kahlo. Don't leave without checking out the modern art wing, which has become a visitor favorite.

For history buffs, the Arizona State Capitol Museum in central Phoenix is an overlooked gem, and the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park on Washington give visitors an enticing glimpse into prehistoric Hohokam culture. For kids and families, the Children's Museum of Phoenix and Arizona Science Center in downtown are a perfect way to spend the day, especially on hot summer days.

Phoenix Art Museum

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1625 N. Central Ave
(Northeast corner of Central Avenue at McDowell Road)

Paintings, sculpture and miniatures... read more

Heard Museum

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2301 N. Central Ave
East side of Central, between Thomas & McDowell Roads

World-famous collection of Native American Art...
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Arizona Science Center

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600 E. Washington St
(Northwest corner of Washington and Seventh Streets)

Interactive displays and a planetarium... read more

Children's Museum of Phoenix

215 N 7th St

Unique downtown museum for the kid in your life...
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Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

4725 East Mayo Boulevard

Music-lovers Paradise... read more

Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park

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4619 East Washington Street
(South side of Washington, just west of the State Route 202)

Walk among the historic Hohokam Indian ruins...
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Arizona State Capitol Museum

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1700 W. Washington St
(17th Avenue & Washington Street)

Copper-topped collection of early Arizona... read more

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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6101 E. Van Buren St
(south side of Van Buren Street)

Fascinating collection of fire-fighting memorabilia... read more

Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum

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1502 W. Washington St
(Northwest corner of 15th Avenue & Washington Street)

Features the Rose Mofford collection... read more

Bead Museum

5754 W. Glenn Dr
(one block north of Glendale avenue)

Preserving and displaying... read more
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