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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

Arizona Wing Commemorative
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.

Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd 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
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.

House of Broadcasting Museum

House of Broadcasting Museum
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.

Scottsdale Historical Society Museum

Scottsdale Historical Society
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 Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of
Contemporary Art

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

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center
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

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 outdoor exhibits.

Heard Museum

Heard Museum
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
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.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological 

Pueblo 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

Shemer Art Center & Museum

Shemer 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.

Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum

Superstition Mountain
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.

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