With our guests and visitors taking the cool weather with them, it's time to start looking for our fun indoors. Fortunately, it's not hard to find and one of the first places to look is Mesa's own Arizona Museum of Natural History!
Located at 53 N. Mcdonald in downtown Mesa, the Museum is a great place for an afternoon's wander through a forest of Dinosaur skeletons, Panoramas, replica villages of the areas native peoples and an indoor waterfall populated by roaring "thunder lizards" in our own automated Jurassic Park. The Museums collection is of a quality that one might expect in a much larger institution, highlighting Arizona's and particularly the Mesa-Phoenix areas historical path from its pre-history to life in the Wild West. There is even an exhibit where you can see props from your favorite movies made in the area. From Dinosaurs to the Duke, you'll discover something that "Wows" you.
The Museum is open Tues-Fridays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Weekend hours are 11:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Sundays. The Museum is closed on Mondays and Holidays.
Admission is $10.00 per adult with a $1.00 discount for seniors over 65. Children's admission from ages 3-12 is $6.00 with students 13 and up $8.00. The Museum is also available for special events, birthday parties and gatherings.
For information on ongoing or special exhibits the phone number to call is 480-644-2230 or you may visit their website at www.azmnh.org.