History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5 for admission for two (up to a $10 value)
- $10 for admission for four (up to a $20 value)<p>
The current standout exhibit, 100 Years – 100 Quilts, is a celebration of Arizona’s state centennial in quilted depictions of historical events and places. Rotating exhibits also include Geronimo! Leadership, Perseverance, Independence, an overview of the Apache leader’s life.<p>
Arizona History Museum
There’s little left in Tucson to suggest that back in the mid-19th-century the city served as the Southwest’s hub for highway robbers. But it’s a fact that the area hosted a string of stagecoach holdups and served as the starting point for Wyatt Earp’s infamous vendetta ride. At the Arizona History Museum, relics stand testament to this harrowed past, including an original Concord stagecoach, not unlike those whose occupants were forced to surrender their valuables to roadside brigands.
The museum doesn’t only explore infamy, though; it illuminates all the forces that took part in Tucson’s transition from Paleo-Indian hunting ground to Spanish colonial outpost to the commercial center it is today. Exhibits cover this vast span of time creatively, including a full-size replica of an underground mine that provides a glimpse into early-20th-century working conditions, hands-on exhibits that recall the day-to-day lives of Native Americans, and archaeology displays that detail the surrounding environment’s history over the past 4,000 years.
The Arizona History Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and complimentary parking is available one block west of the museum in the Arizona Historical Society garage; parking tickets must be validated at the museum desk.
_The Arizona History Museum's rates vary throughout the month._
949 E 2nd St.
Tucson, Arizona 85719