AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park (Tempe)

AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park
1300 North College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

The recently renamed AZ Heritage Center is a gathering place for people of all ages. With a focus on twentieth and twenty-first century history, the museum exhibits take visitors on a trip through time – from early settlements to World War II and the post-war the rise of desert cities, and a look at Arizona pop culture. In addition, learn about the state’s geology through our extensive mineral and gem collection and Copper Mine Exhibit. While visiting the museum take time to enjoy the lush desert landscaping and scenic vistas. Located at the edge of Papago Park in Tempe, the central location is convenient to most of the metropolitan Phoenix area.


Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m./ Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

General Admission:

Adults: $12.00; Seniors +65: $10.00

Ages 7 – 17: $7.00; Ages 6 and under: Free.

AHS members and Veterans/Active Military: Free.

Parking is always free.


Now Open! Copper Mine Exhibit

Mining Day! Scale Model of an AZ Copper Mine

Announcing the grand opening of our new Copper Mine Exhibit! The exhibit features a scale model of an Arizona copper mine, and brings to life the process of taking copper ore from the earth in order to turn it into the products we use everyday. Educational videos, interesting facts, mineral and ore displays and Geology Activity Booklets for children – it’s all at the AZ Heritage Center!

holly and berries

Great Gift Idea for the Holidays!

Visit the AZ Heritage Center to see our collection of handmade CynRgy Aroma Bracelets!

Handcrafted natural stone beads, paired with doTerra Pure essential oils. Choose Harmony, with a beads made of onyx marble, ice flake quartz and lava stone, paired with Whisper – a soothing blend of jasmine, bergamot, sandalwood and other fragrances. Or Cherish, with Swarovski crystal pearls, gold stardust and lava stone, and Holiday Joy essential oil blend – it smells like the holidays!

Bracelets come gift boxed with a bottle of essential oil and information card. Only $30. Members receive a 10% discount.

Call 480-929-0292 for more information, or stop in our gift shop!

Cherish CynRgy Aroma Bracelet

Cherish CynRgy Aroma Bracelet

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The AZ Heritage Center is a unique and beautiful venue for your special event. Please note that any published pricing is subject to change. Contact our event staff for more information.