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Arts & Museums
At the African American Multicultural Museum, visitors can learn about the cultural and historical contributions of noted African Americans. With their mission 'Fellowship through Education,' the center seeks to educate visitors and local youth through art, historical referencing and visits by speakers. Featured throughout the year are a variety of traveling exhibits and scheduled programs. Exhibits change every quarter and special presentations can be arranged for adults, children and teens in advance. Subjects range from American and African history, cross-cultural relations and multiculturalism, American art and music and much more.
This museum's aim is to preserve and offer education on Central Arizona's history, from prehistoric times up through the 20th Century. Through many types of collections and exhibits, it offers interpretation of Arizona's transformed Salt River Valley region. Various subjects are covered, from Arizona's agriculture to the effects of World War II on the area. During specific hours, guests can visit an extensive library that includes more than 19,000 architectural drawings in a special collection, as well as many other resources.
Children and adults alike will adore this museum that explores the past and present of firefighting. Marvel at restored firefighting equipment, including artifacts from the 1700s and fully restored firefighting trucks. Pose for a photo by the horse drawn fire engine then check out old firefighting helmets. Kids will love the parts of the museum that allow you to interact with the displays, including trying on a uniform and climbing aboard a firetruck. Although the museum mainly focuses on firefighting in the United States, there are international artifacts.
This collection contains the political papers, books, photographs, maps, and records of prominent Arizona individuals, including Goldwater, and important businesses. This is open Monday through Friday.
Get a dose of local history at the Museum of Anthropology, which is a part of the Arizona State University. Grab the opportunity to view the exhibits displayed, that will give you an insight in the rocky arid desert, that Arizona was continues to be. The exhibits also take you into the lives of the natives, who have occupied this land for years and the cultural changes they have undergone with the advent of modernization. Do not miss out on the exhibit 'Room for the Dead', which offers you a glimpse into every aspect of a native's life. Another favorite of the visitors is 'Choosing the Good', which displays research done on the manner in which people from different communities form across the globe, resolve the same dilemma in different ways.
Interactive exhibits and contemporary history exhibits are on display at this museum. A research library and gift store are on site. Guided tours are available.
This collection features contemporary American works of art, but focuses more on Southwestern styles of art.
Five to six technology related exhibits including historical technology exhibits, integrated media exhibits, and technology-generated artwork are featured yearly at this gallery . They are open Monday through Friday.
View traveling exhibits at this gallery that focuses on architecture, designs, landscapes, and urban planning. Open Monday through Friday.
A variety of reptile displays, including the only complete living collection of all 18 sub-species of Arizona native rattlesnakes, are exhibited at this center. There are also skulls and skeletons of indigenous wildlife on display. They are open Monday through Friday.
Gems, fossils, and seashells from around the world are on display at this museum as well as the six story Foucalt Pendulum, the only active seismograph in central Arizona. Open Monday through Friday but do call for hours open.
This gallery displays a wide range of internationally known and emerging photographic artists plus features selections from the gallery's permanent collection. Open Monday through Thursday and on Sunday afternoon, they are closed during the summer.