Visits for Two or Four to Arizona Museum of Natural History (Up to Half Off)

Downtown Mesa

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In a Nutshell

With artifacts such as T-rex skulls and real jails from territorial Arizona, the 80,000 sq. ft. museum covers 4.5 billion years of history

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Expires Sep 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 8/1/13. Valid only for option purchased. Must redeem all visits by the expiration date on your Groupon. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this Groupon.

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  • $10 for full-day admissions for two (up to a $20 value)
  • $20 for full-day admissions for four (up to a $40 value)

Along with its ongoing exhibitions, the museum currently hosts Rulers of the Prehistoric Skies. This shows off a combination of models and skeletons of Pterosaurs, flying reptiles that dominated the Mesozoic Era and that are considered to be the largest animals ever to have flown.

Groupons are not valid until 8/1/13.

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Four-and-a-half billion. That’s how many years of history fits into the Arizona Museum of Natural History’s 80,000 square feet. The Origins gallery orients extremely disoriented visitors with a timeline that traces the most significant events in the history of the cosmos and planet Earth. From there, visitors browse the museum’s 60,000 artifacts, such as the Dinosaur Hall’s T-rex skull and full skeleton of an adolescent triceratops. On the three-story Dinosaur Mountain—flash floods gush every 23 minutes and endanger roaring replicas of dinosaurs such as a stegosaurus and tyrannosaurus.

Though chockfull of dinosaurs, not everything at the museum is saurian in nature. The museum’s Mesoamerica and South America section, for instance, focuses on artifacts from ancient cultures, such as the Maya and the early civilizations of Central Mexico.

In exhibitions on Arizona’s history, guests can explore the labyrinthine Lost Dutchman Mine, search for gold in the History Courtyard, and get locked away in an actual territorial jail that used to house outlaws, cattle rustlers, and a guy who said the jailer's chaps made his thighs look fat. In addition to all the museum’s historical relics, there are living creatures on display, including a Gila monster and a soft-shelled turtle named Tom.


Reviews

A great variety of things to see with an emphasis on arizona accross all time periods

Reviewer, 7/16/12

...it was beautiful, it had a great gift shop with helpful and friendly employees....everything about it was terrific.

JSHAFER8, 7/13/13

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96% of 464 customers

  • “AWESOME MUSEUM!!!”

  • “It was a wonderful experience! I am so delighted that I went and I certainly will be going back soon! :)”

  • “Great fun place for the family.”

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    Downtown Mesa

    53 North MacDonald

    Mesa, Arizona 85201

    480-644-2230

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