Museum at Papago Park (Tempe)


1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
fax 480-967-5450




Gallery Hours
Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun. noon – 4 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and state holidays

Research Library Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends and state holidays

General Admission
Adults: $5.00
Ages 60+: $4.00
Ages 12-18: $4.00
Ages 11 and younger: free with family
AHS Members: free
Two-for-one admission the first first Tuesday of the month

The Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park is the principal museum in the Phoenix metropolitan area covering the changes that have made Arizona what it is today. Concentrating on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the museum engages visitors on diverse topics such as World War II’s effects on Arizona, the rise of desert cities, Arizona pop culture and sports, and the state’s geology, among many others. The museum brings stories to life through hands-on and multimedia displays, and a variety of educational programs.

School Tours

  • Students $4.00, teachers & chaperones (1 per 5 student) free
  • $5.00 per additional chaperones (min 1 chaperone per 8 students)
  • Actives @ the Museum add-ones are an additional $4 per student
  • School purchase orders acceptable.

Current Exhibits

  • Windows to the Past – a look into our vast collections
  • Routes – 100 years of transportation in Arizona
  • Historymakers Hall – honoring individuals who have made a major impact
  • Views from the Home Front – WWII comes to Arizona
  • Desert Cities – the rise of a metropolis in the desert
  • The Green Line – a unique riparian preserve in Papago Park