Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa: A museum featuring dinosaur, space, Native American artifacts and more.
Age recommendations: All Ages
Hours: Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm, Sunday 1pm – 5pm | Closed Mondays and Federal/City Holidays
Cost: $12 – Adults, $7 – Children 3-12 , $10 – Seniors 65+
$8 – Students 13+ with ID, Free – Children 2 and under
What to expect: It’s larger than it looks. Be prepared to spend a few hours here if you want to see it all. There is an outdoor area where you can mine for gold and look for bones and don’t miss the dino play area with the slide!
Tips: There are a lot of levels so if you don’t NEED your stroller, ditch it. If you do need it there are elevators but you may need to do a lot of double backing to use it. There are activities for kids sprinkled in each section plus a room full of activities (Kids’ Corner) including toys, coloring, and puzzles (mostly built for kids 6 and under).
Museum parking is free and it is located at 30W W Pepper Pl, Mesa.
Food is not sold on site and there is no food or drink allowed in the museum (except the water fountains).
Address: 53 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: (480) 644-2230