Museums and Theaters in Arizona

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum near Tuscon

Theater and opera houses

Phoenix Symphony Hall
The Phoenix Symphony Hall was opened in 1972 and, with its 2,387 seats, has been the largest venue for opera, theater, ballet and other musical performances since then. Groups with Broadway pieces also regularly appear.

Contact 75 North Second Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Orpheum Theater in Phoenix
The time-honored Orpheum Theater was built from 1927 to 1929 in the Spanish Baroque style. Today, the Orpheum Theater has 1,364 seats after a $ 14 million restoration and is home to the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera. In the past, vaudeville shows were mainly performed here. Even those who have nothing left for an opera performance should still visit the theater because the interior is surprising with its splendor.

Contact 203 West Adams Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Mesa Amphitheater
With 4,950 seats, the Mesa Amphitheater is a relatively large amphitheater that invites you to numerous outdoor concerts in summer. The amphitheater was built in 1979. The concerts range from rock to blues to reggae.

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Contact 201 North Center Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85201

Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff
The Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff was opened in 1911 as the Majestic Opera House and had to be renovated and reopened in 1915 after being damaged by snow. Since then it has served as a cinema and has become one of Flagstaff’s landmarks.

Contact 15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Mesa Arts Center
The Mesa Arts Center is a complex of 5 art galleries and 4 theaters. The spectrum ranges from the 99-seat Farnsworth Studio Theater to the 1,600-seat Ikeda Theater. The galleries are located in the Mesa Contemporary Arts, which covers an area of ​​approx. 510 m². The overall architecture is postmodern throughout and is characterized by a lot of glass and many corners and edges.


Museums and exhibitions

Heard Museum in Phoenix
The Heard Museum in Phoenix is ​​considered the most important museum in the city. The museum opened in 1929 with the Heard family’s private collection. The building is built in the Spanish colonial style. The museum specializes in conveying the past of the aborigines and shows historical and contemporary art and utensils of the aborigines of the southwest. The museum’s collection comprises a total of around 40,000 exhibits that are exhibited on an area of ​​12,000 m². The Heard Museum is one of the most famous museums and attracts over 250,000 visitors annually.

opening hours Monday to Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 15; Children (6-12) $ 7.50
Contact 2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Tel: 001 – (0) 602 – 252 88 48

Arizona Capitol Museum in Phoenix
The Arizona Capitol Museum is housed in the former parliament building of Arizona and gives insights into the history of life in old Arizona before it was integrated as a state in the United States. You can visit the governor’s office, the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The exhibition also shows exhibits from Arizona’s recent history.

opening hours Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Entrance fees Free
Contact 1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Tel: 001 – (0) 602 – 926 36 20 Fax: 001 – (0) 602 – 256 79 85

Arizona Science Center in Phoenix
The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix was opened in 1980 and today covers 3,700 m² on which it provides visitors with knowledge and fun in the natural sciences. The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix is ​​an interactive science museum on various scientific phenomena, which are often represented by live experiments. Each visitor can become active and experience different physical processes on the more than 300 so-called “hands-on exhibits”. The museum also has a cinema and a planetarium.

opening hours Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 12; Children (3-17) $ 10
Contact 600 East Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Tel: 001 – (0) 602 – 716 20 00

Phoenix Art Museum
The Art Museum in Phoenix is ​​the largest of all art museums in the southwestern United States. On an exhibition area of ​​approx. 26,500 m², the museum shows works from its own collection of 18,000 exhibits, as well as international exhibitions. The museum was founded in 1959 and at that time only had an exhibition area of ​​2,300 m², which has been constantly expanded over the years. The museum’s collection includes works of art from different eras from Europe, Asia and America. These include works of art by Claude Monet, Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix and Frida Kahlo. The museum also offers space for annual festivals and the training of children who can experiment with different media in the museum.

opening hours Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 10; Children (6-17) $ 4
Contact 1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Tel: 001 – (0) 602 – 257 12 22
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Tucson Museum of Art
The Tucson Museum of Art or its building complex was built in 1775. The museum was only founded later, in 1924, as part of an art school. Today the museum is one of the most important museums in the city. The museum displays a collection of approximately 6,000 works of art from pre-Columbian sources, regional Hispanic painting, Latin American folk art, and the representation of the art of the wild American West. In addition to the museum’s collection, the historical buildings that the museum maintains are extremely interesting. For example, only the J. Knox Corbett House, built in missionary style, or the La Casa Cordova building, one of the oldest buildings in the city, are mentioned.

opening hours Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 8; Children (13-17) $ 3
Contact 140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Tel: 001 – (0) 520 – 624 23 33 Fax: 001 – (0) 520 – 624 72 02
Email: [email protected]

Arizona State Museum in Tucson
The Arizona State Museum in Tucson was founded in 1893 as a repository for the University’s archaeological collection. Nowadays the museum shows exhibits from Arizona’s Indian cultural history with Navajo ceilings, Hohokam pottery, Anasazi textiles, contemporary exhibits from Tohono O’Odham, Navajo and Apache. In addition to simply exhibiting exhibits, the museum also contributes to research into the way of life, language and other aspects of Indian culture.

opening hours Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 5; Children have free entry
Contact 1013 East University Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Tel: 001 – (0) 520 – 621 63 02

Museum of Northern Arizona The Flagstaff Museum of Northern Arizona was founded in 1928 and is dedicated to preserving and researching the history and culture of northern Arizona. The museum specializes in the areas of anthropology, geology, biology and art. It shows exhibits from the Hopi, Navajo and Zuni from these areas.

opening hours Daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 7; Children (7-17) $ 4
Contact 3101 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Tel: 001 – (0) 928 – 774 52 13 Fax: 001 – (0) 928 – 779 15 27
Email: [email protected] Web: www.musnaz. org

Center for Creative Photography in Tucson
The Center for Creative Photography in the city of Tucson was founded in 1975 on the campus of the University of Arizona. The center is still on the university grounds today, but the center now has a larger exhibition area of ​​approximately 5,100 m². The center’s collection includes approximately 80,000 images by the most important American photographers. The main tasks of the Center for Creative Photography are archiving and research on the archived images. Exhibitions from the center’s archive are regularly designed and presented to the public.

opening hours Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Entrance fees Free. Donation wanted.
Contact 1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Tel: 001 – (0) 520 – 621 79 68 Fax: 001 – (0) 520 – 621 94 44
Email: [email protected]

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is the only museum in Arizona dedicated exclusively to the presentation of modern art. The fairly young museum was founded in 1999 and is housed in 5 former cinemas that were converted by the architect William P. Bruder in a minimalist style. The museum shows its exhibition in 5 galleries and a sculpture garden. Also to be mentioned is the important traveling exhibition of the museum and the museum shop, which offers a selection of classic and modern art objects for sale.

opening hours Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 7; Children $ 5
Contact 7374 East Second Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Tel: 001 – (0) 480 – 874 46 66
Email: [email protected] Web:

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum near Tuscon

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum near TusconThe Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is located in the immediate vicinity of Saguaro National Park. The description museum is a bit too short, because it is actually a mixture of museum, zoo and botanical garden. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was founded in 1952 and today covers an area of ​​approximately 400,000 m² on which almost 13,000 animals from over 300 species live. The focus is clearly on the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the most popular attractions in and around Tucson and attracts up to 500,000 visitors annually.

opening hours October to February: Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. March to September: Daily: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Entrance fees Adults $ 14.50; Children (6-12) $ 4.50
Contact 2021 North Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
Tel: 001 – (0) 520 – 883 13 80 Fax: 001 – (0) 520 – 883 25 00
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