Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona Campus (Up to 57% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Museum explores Southwest Indian history & contemporary life through 175,000 artifacts, film, interactive exhibits & immersive programs

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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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  • $5 for admission for two (up to a $10 value)
  • $9 for admission for four (up to a $20 value)
  • $13 for admission for six (up to a $30 value)<p>

Admission to the museum is free on public program days.<p>

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.

Customer Reviews

A phenomenal educational experience of the Indian tribes who made up the southwest. Their cultures, wars and lifestyles are illustrated with great artifacts and images. If you want to live through the ages of AZ, make plans to go there today.
Tom C. · June 29, 2016
So informative; great for school aged kids as well as adults. HIGHLY recommended!
Jennifer D. · June 27, 2016
This is a small museum in a beautiful old building on the U of A campus. The permanent exhibits give a good history of AZ. The rotating exhibits are not large but very interesting. We saw an Edward Curtis photo exhibit last hear and religious folk art exhibit this spring. The gift store is small but has very high quality items. We love supporting this historical museum in a wonderful setting.
Linda Y. · April 7, 2016
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    Ward 6

    1013 E University Blvd.

    Tucson, Arizona 85721-0026

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