Where to go in Phoenix for Art Galleries & Museums
ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
Designed to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages, the center boasts four levels of hands-on exhibits, plus live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art planetarium and giant-screen theater.
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PHOENIX
Focusing on learning through play, the facility offers creative, hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from birth to age 10, with an emphasis on early childhood education and school readiness.
215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
HALL OF FLAME MUSEUM
Exhibits cover nearly an acre, including more than 90 restored pieces of fire apparatus from around the world dating from 1725 to 1969. The National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honors firefighters who died in the line of duty or were decorated for heroism, and another gallery is dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting. Exhibits for children also are featured.
6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
Founded in 1929, this globally renowned museum explores American Indian arts and cultures with comprehensive exhibitions displayed in 12 galleries, interactive learning opportunities and a variety of festivals. The collection of art ranges from historic cultural items to contemporary fine art.
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
LISA SETTE GALLERY
By consistently seeking out diverse artists working on the edge of aesthetic, social and conceptual investigation, Lisa Sette has shaped a contemporary art space that remains as vital and relevant today as when it was founded in 1985. Visitors will find original paintings, sculpture and photography displayed alongside intriguing installations and performance pieces from its roster of emerging and established artists.
210 E. Catalina Drive, Phoenix
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM
Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances make MIM a music-lover’s dream. Advanced wireless technology and high-resolution video screens enable a full sensory experience as guests explore five geographic galleries displaying instruments from major global regions, an experience gallery that allows guests of all ages to play instruments from around the world and a mechanical music gallery that showcases unique instruments that “play themselves.” Signature events celebrate musical traditions with live performances, lectures and family-friendly activities.
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Top national and international exhibitions are shown alongside the museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, photography and fashion design. The museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages.
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
PUEBLO GRANDE MUSEUM
This national historic landmark is built around a Hohokam mound that overlooks the source of more than 600 miles of canals built by these prehistoric people, with exhibits and hands-on activities, plus full-scale reproductions of Hohokam homes.
4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix
SHEMER ART CENTER
Built in 1919, this former residence with a panoramic view of Camelback Mountain offers a unique, historic-home setting in which visitors can learn about visual arts through classes, lectures, workshops, exhibits and events.
5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix