One-Year Individual or Family Membership to the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona Campus (Half Off)

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History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for a 1-year individual membership (up to a $40 value)
  • $30 for a 1-year family membership (up to a $60 value)
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Arizona State Museum

As they enter the massive brick building, visitors pass the Watercarrier, a curved bronze statue that lends a first glimpse at a staggering collection of ancient and modern Native American works. Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum celebrates and records Southwest Indian cultural history with more than 3 million objects, including a collection electrified with more than 25,000 pieces of woven basketry, more than 300,000 catalogued archaeological artifacts, 500,000 photographic negatives and original prints, 90,000 volumes of rare titles, 6,000 maps, 1,500 feet of archival documents, and more than 1,000 sound recordings. The collection forays out onto the museum floor in exhibitions such as Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, where striking photographs frame some of the crumbling archaeological ruins of 1,000-year-old cliff dwellings set against a rugged desert landscape while tastefully photoshopping out the ancient satellite dishes. The Pottery Project spans 2,000 years of Native ceramics with more than 20,000 whole pieces and a lab for hands-on pottery testing. Using artifacts, life-size dioramas, and film, Paths of Life explores the history and contemporary lifeways of ten Native cultures, including those of the Yaqui, O’odham, Apache, Navajo, and Hopi.

Museum staff further engage visitors in events that range from talks with museum curators and Native artisans to learning expeditions, which invite guests to tag along with museum and university archaeologists to survey nearby sites, immersing them in the scientific dig experience nearly as effectively as watching Indiana Jones with your nose to the screen. Educational outreach for public-school and university students immerses them in camps and workshops. At the Native Goods museum store, visitors browse a stock of books alongside basketry, jewelry, carvings, and textiles crafted by artists from Yaqui, Hopi, and other nations.

Reviews

Always changing and relaxing. A definite place to visit, not only for yourself, but for out of town visitors.

SandyK06, TripAdvisor, 5/19/13

This is a great museum and the amount of history on American Indians is pretty vast.

5frys, TripAdvisor, 6/3/13

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “It is an awesome place, full of Arizona history. One of the best museum I have ever been to. ”


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    University of Arizona

    1013 East University Boulevard

    Tucson, Arizona 85719

    520-621-6302

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In a Nutshell

Museum explores Southwest Indian history and contemporary life through 300,000 artifacts, film, interactive exhibits and immersive programs

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 16th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 12 months from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.