Heritage Tours of Arizona - Complete List of Museums in Tucson

Arizona

Amerind Museum - 2100 N Amerind Rd in Dragoon

The Amerind Museum is a research center, library, and art gallery. There are numerous ongoing exhibits at the museum everyday including the Timeline Hallway, Ethnology Room and Fulton-Hayden Memorial Art Gallery. The museum is also home to cooking classes and public lectures.

Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown - 1300 N College Ave, Tempe

This museum features a little of everything on the history of Arizona. Among the galleries this museum feature are minerals, fashion in the sun: swimsuits, gems and precious stones, and more. They also have extensive collections including those on Tempe, Tucson, natural history, and a full library with archives.

Arizona Historical Society/Fort Lowell Museum - 2900 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson

The museum features various programs and teaching resources to help pass the history of the country on to its visitors. They feature special sections for children alone, as well as various adult tours.

Arizona History Museum - 949 E 2nd Street, Tucson

This museum focuses solely on the history of southern Arizona. Among the current exhibits at the museum are the Geronimo Exhibit, The Silverbell Artifacts, and Mapping the Territory.

Arizona State Museum - 1013 E University Blvd, Tucson

This museum was founded in 1893 and is meant to "Celebrate the Enduring Cultures of the Southwest." The museum is home to several exhibits including Basketry Treasured, Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, and Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest.

Arizona-Sonara Desert Museum - 2021 N Kinney Road, Tucson

This museum is meant to encourage its visitors to get in touch with their inner peace. There are many ongoing exhibits at the museum including Running Wild, a live animal show; the Warden Aquarium, an aquarium that covers the animal life of the freshwater rivers that run through the Arizona desert, and more.

Children's Museum Tucson - 200 S 6th Ave, Tucson

This museum is located at the Carnegie Library in Tucson. The museum is meant to give children an exciting and fun look at history with first-hand activities meant to inspire them and teach them about everything from electricity to animals to math.

Center for Creative Photography - 1030 Olive Rd, Tucson

This museum was established in 1975 and is a research facility on the University of Arizona campus. It features numerous exhibits that change from time to time. Among the exhibits that are being offered at the museum in 2013 are Lola Alvarez Bravo and the Photography of an Era, Todd Walker, Anticipating Digital, and more.

Dinosaur Discovery Center - 2602 N Stone Ave, Tucson

Your kids will get a chance to get up close with the prehistoric wonders known as dinosaurs. These mammoth creatures come to life with amazing exhibits, pictures, and life-sized figures that are meant to inspire the creative side of your children.

Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum - 3975 N Miller Ave, Tucson

This museum is dedicated to the "hobby of model railroading." Among other features, the museum features numerous interactive exhibits that let you take over the controls on toy train layouts and displays. It is a perfect way for your child to get into trains at an early age.

International Wildlife Museum - 4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson

There are more than 400 different types of mammals, insects, birds, and prehistoric animals on display at the International Wildlife Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) - 265 S. Church Ave, Tucson

MOCA is a museum that has been supported over the years by various foundations like the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Arizona Commission of the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. There are numerous exhibits available including Camp Bosworth: Plata o Plomo and Aili Schmeltz: Tomorrowland.

Museum of the Horse Soldier - 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson

This museum is meant to preserve the history of the United States military services on horseback. As you make your way through the museum, you will get a first-hand look at their role in preserving peace in this country from the 18th through the 21st centuries. There are more than 2,000 objects on display on a daily basis at the museum.

Pima Air and Space Museum - 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson

This museum is home to more than 300 aircraft that are on display at their 80 acre property. The museum isn't funded by the government and is still one of the largest air museums in the world. The museum will give you a look at more than 100 years of aviation history.

Pima County Sports Hall of Fame – 110 S Church, Tucson

The Pima County Sports Hall of Fameis meant to highlight and showcase the many incredible athletes and contributors that have brought the county fame and prestige. The museum was created to honor those men and women that have done incredibly good things on and off the playing field.

Postal History Foundation - 920 N 1st Ave, Tucson

The Postal History Foundation was founded in 1960 and is solely dedicated to maintaining postal history and research. The main purpose of the museum is to promote the hobby of stamp collecting and uses history as a way of teaching its visitors.

Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum - 151 S Granada Avenue, Tucson

This museum gives its visitors the true feeling of what it was like to be wealthy in the Tucson area during the 1800s.

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum - 414 N Toole Ave, Tucson

This is another museum that will make its young train fans smile and excited about heading to a museum. This railroad museum is free for all visitors and focuses on education, research, and preservation of all Tucson train history.

The Franklin Museum™ - 1405 E Kleindale Rd, Tucson

The Franklin Museum is home to a large collection of the classic Automobile brand, Franklin. The Museum originally featured all the vehicles in the collection of Thomas H. Hubbard and has since evolved to include other models of Franklin cars.

The Jewish History Museum – 564 S Stone Avenue, Tucson

This museum celebrates the Jewish history of Southern Arizona. The museum features numerous artifacts, letters, books and documents that give visitors as much history as possible of the Jewish presence in the state.

390th Memorial Museum Foundation - 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson

The mission of the 390th Memorial Museum Foundation is to memorialize those that served with the 390th bomb group and to show visitors the major impact they had as they fought for freedom.

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures - 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson

This museum can be enjoyed by adults and kids equally. It is home to more than 275 miniature houses and other collectibles.

The University of Arizona Museum of Art - 1031 Olive Rd, Tucson

This museum features a little of everything from work from the 15th century to other exhibits that change over time including Renaissanceand different pieces of artwork about the United States.

Titan Missile Museum - 1580 W Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley

Also known as the Air Force Facility Missile Site 8, you'll get a chance to tour the command center of the facility, as well as the silo.

Tohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum – Topawa

This museum is looking to create a tribal institution that will look to protect and preserve the history of O'odham by offering educational programs and outreach.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum - 1 Burruel St, Tubac

The state park is open daily and the museum offers you the chance to visit the ruins of an original 1752 Spanish Colonial Fort and other historical structures on the property.

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block - 140 N Main Ave, Tucson

Here, many Adobe homes were turned into the galleries of this museum. In the courtyard, different exhibits are often displayed and changed from sculptures to other historical features.

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum - 4823 S 6th Ave, Tucson

This museum was founded to honor "La Fiesta de los Vaqueros." Since 1925, each February has been home to this parade and this museum showcases the different vehicles used in the parade.

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