Scottsdale Area Museums
Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area boasts a great number of
museums. Theses are some of the most popular museums in the area.
Click on the name of each museum to access its website for more
information including operating hours, entrance fees, location, and
directions. More Phoenix Museums.
Museums in Scottsdale Arizona
Air Force Museum
The Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Museum is a combat aircraft museum
and home to the B17 'Sentimental Journey'. It offers guided tours, warbird
rides and unique military aviation gifts. View WWII and Vietnam memorabilia.
Wright's Taliesin West
Taliesin West was built by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices in the
1930s and constantly expanded by the Wright until his death in 1959.
Wright and his apprentices created Taliesin West using rocks from the
desert floor and sand from the washes to keep the design in balance
with the surrounding environment.
Heard Museum North
Heard Museum North Shop features a vast selection of one-of-a-kind
traditional and contemporary handmade artwork purchased directly from
Native American artists. The Heard Musem North is a branch location
of the internationally acclaimed Heard Museum and presents two
exhibitions annually drawing on the Heard's outstanding collection.
Walk back in time with Arizona’s radio and television legends. This
museum offers a compendium of personalities and paraphernalia from this
dynamic broadcast industry, preserving for all time Arizona’s
beginnings, for generations to experience and treasure for years come.
The mission of the Scottsdale Historical Museum is to present, preserve and
interpret through research, exhibits and educational programming, the
prehistory, history and cultural heritage of Scottsdale and the Southwest.
Scottsdale Museum of
Founded in 1999, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is the only
museum in Arizona devoted to the art, architecture and design of our
time. Global in its focus, the Museum is a unique and vital cultural
resource for the Southwest.
Museums Near Scottsdale AZ
The Center includes more than 40,000 square-feet of gallery space,
containing more than 300 hands-on exhibits; the giant-screen Irene P.
Flinn Theater seating 285; the modern, computerized Dorrance Planetarium
seating 200; a suite of multimedia classrooms; amenities including a
gift shop, food service, and lunchroom; and support facilities.
Desert Botanical Garden
Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden
hosts one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. One
of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association
of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful
The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of Native Americans of the Southwest. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the museum hosts nearly 250,000 visitors a year and " provides Indian artists with a wonderful home that will excite and inspire visitors from around the world.
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum's Collection includes over 17,000 artworks in Amererican, Asian, contemporary,European, Latin American, and Western American art, plus fashion design and the Thorne Miniature Rooms of historic interiors. The Museum also features an interactive "child-friendly, please touch!" gallery called ArtWorks.
Grande Museum & Archaeological Park
Experience a prehistoric Hohokam ruin and full-sized replicated dwellings.
Pueblo Grande Museum is located at a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruins
in modern day Phoenix. For more than 76 years the museum has been
dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Hohokam culture
Art Center & Museum
The Shemer Art Center and Museum is a historical site operated since 1984
by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. It is a family-oriented
art education center and museum, offering artists and community members a
unique and inviting atmosphere to enjoy and learn about the visual arts.
Lost Dutchman Museum
Arizona geology and wildlife, Native American artifacts, exhibits featuring
local artists and premier collection of maps/books on the Superstition and
the Lost Dutchman's gold. Home of the Elvis Chapel.