Arizona Museum of Natural History

53 North Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201


The Arizona Museum of Natural History is the premier natural history museum in Arizona. It is dedicated to inspire wonder, respect and understanding for the natural and cultural history of the Southwest.

Arizona Museum of Natural History

- Owned and operated by the City of Mesa
- Founded 1977
- Over 1 million visitors since 2000
- 60,000 objects of natural history, anthropology, history & art
- 10,000 historic photographs
- Cares for Sirrine House, 1896 home of Joel Sirrine on Center Street
- Preserves and interprets Mesa Grande, one of the last surviving Hohokam platform mounds in Arizona Mesa Grande and Sirrine House listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Thousands of students from hundreds of schools throughout Arizona visit the museum each year
- Core of the museum is a 1937 WPA era building that originally housed Mesa City Hall, municipal courts, city library, police and fire departments
- Expansions in 1983, 1987 and 2000 bring the museum to 80,000 square feet
- Research Facility at northwest corner of Macdonald and Pepper added in 1995

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