Best Museums in Mesa

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Whether you’re new to the area or looking for new things to do, checking out the many museums in Mesa should be next on your list.

Museums are filled with fun and exciting events, activities, and more. The best thing is, there are local museums for a wide variety of interests and are great for all ages.

Top 5 Museums in Mesa

Best Dinosaur Museum

Arizona Museum of Natural History

The Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa is an incredible paleontology and archaeology museum for people of all ages. In addition to their permanent exhibitions from their Dinosaur Hall to historical, cultural installations, they also feature temporary exhibits that rotate every few months.

Location: 53 N. Macdonald

Admission: $12 Adults | $7 Children | $10 Seniors (65+) | $8 Students (13+ with ID)

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Arizona Museum of Natural History

Best Children’s Museum

i.d.e.a. Museum

If you’re looking for things to do in Mesa indoors with your kids, the i.d.e.a. Museum is the perfect place to be. This educational children’s museum features hands-on fun to teach and inspire children on a variety of culture, art, engineering, and science topics. They even offer regular classes and a summer camp program!

Location: 150 W. Pepper Place

Admission: $9 general admission | Free for children under 1 | Memberships available

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i.d.e.a. Museum

Best Military Museum

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

If you’re looking for a Mesa historical museum, this commemorative aviation museum will take you back in time with rare military combat planes and artifacts from past wars. Explore real wartime planes up close and speak with Veterans for an immersive learning experience about the United States Air Force.

Location: 2017 N. Greenfield Road

Admission: $15 Adults (13+) | $12 Seniors (65+) | $5 Children (5-12) | FREE for veterans and active military

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The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum

Best Art Museum

Mesa Arts Center

This art center is the perfect Mesa contemporary art gallery to visit if you’re interested in enjoying and learning more about the arts. With five stunning galleries, lectures by art professionals, art workshops, and regular art center events, you’re sure to have a fulfilling artistic experience.

Location: 1 E. Main Street

Admission: FREE

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Mesa Arts Center

Best Local History Museum

Superstition Mountain Museum

For a local Mesa historical museum, visit Superstition Mountain. This museum is filled with rich and vibrant historical exhibits including their main “Lost Dutchman” exhibit, a Native American historical display, and even some geological local history.

Location: 4087 N. Apache Trail

Admission: $5 Adults | $4 Seniors (55+) | FREE for children under 17

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Superstition Mountain Museum


We at Tiger Mechanical hope you enjoy the rich and diverse cultural experiences the museums in Mesa have to offer.

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