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CAMA Member Museums

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Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park

2102 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix 85009​

Museum open Sunday, 11am-3pm or by appointment

Model trains available Saturday, 8am-1pm pr Wednesday, 3pm-7pm or by appointment

Free admission

Hosted by the Maricopa County Park system, Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park is situated on approximately 150 acres of the the Adobe Dam Recreation Park.   With the rock covered dam on the south, desert surrounds, and mountains to the west and north, this scenically spectacular backdrop makes for a great place to visit with a lot to offer anyone who appreciates trains.


Arizona Highway Patrol and Department of Public Safety Heritage Museum

2102 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix 85009​

(602) 223-2323 |

Open Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm

Free Admission

This statewide law enforcement agency is dedicated to protecting human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity, ensuring highway and public safety, and providing support to other criminal justice agencies.

Arizona Historical Society

949 E 2nd St., Tucson, 85719

(520) 628-5774 |

Locations across the state- see website for the full list and opening hours

Admission charge

Established by an Act of the First Territorial Legislature on November 7, 1864, the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is Arizona’s oldest historical agency.


Arizona Capitol Museum

1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 85007

(602) 926-3620 |

Open Monday- Friday, 9am-4pm


Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history. The Arizona Capitol Museum uses a balance of technology, hands-on activities, historical artifacts and public programs to help visitors learn about cultural, political and social history. The Capitol Museum is a division of the Arizona Legislative Council.

Arizona Museum of Natural History

53 N. Macdonald St., Mesa 85201

(480) 644-2230 |

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm 

Admission charge

AzMNH features dinosaurs, natural history of the southwest, Native American cultures, history, gold panning, territorial jail, and interactive exhibits. For families and all ages.

ASU Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies

781 E Terrace Rd, Tempe, AZ 85287 

(480)-727-6625 |

Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, (excluding ASU holidays)


Come see the world-renowned Carleton B Moore meteorite collection on display! Through exhibits and touchable meteorites, find out where meteorites come from, how planets form, and what scientists are learning from meteorites. Guided tours are organized by the School of Earth & Space Exploration and are booked through email or by phone.

Barbara Anderson Girl Scout Museum 

1611 E. Dobbins Rd. Phoenix, 85042

(602) 452-7000 |

Open by Appointment


An exhibit of Girl Scout uniforms, handbooks, and memorabilia from 1912 through today, with an emphasis on Girl Scouting in Arizona.

Black Canyon Mining & Mineral Museum 

34301 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy, #7, Black Canyon City 85324

(623) 374-5798 | No Website

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm


Preserving the mining history of the Bradshaw Mountains and collecting 19th-century mining tools.

Cave Creek Museum

6140 E. Skyline Dr., Cave Creek 85327

(480) 488-2764 |

Open October-May, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday 1pm-4:30pm, Friday 10am-4:30pm 

Admission charge

Connect to 140 years of Cave Creek history at the Cave Creek Museum. Today is tomorrow's history! Be a part of it!

Center for Archaeology and Society:  Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix 85380​

(623) 582-8007 |

Open Wednesday-Saturday, 8am-2pm

Admission charge

The Preserve is home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in Phoenix. Hike ¼-mile trail to view 1,571 petroglyphs made 500 to 7,000 years ago. This archaeology museum is a family destination.

Desert Botanical Garden

Papago Park, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix 85008

(480) 941-1225 |

Open October-April daily 8am-8pm; May-September 7am-8pm 

Admission charge

Desert Botanical Garden is a living museum featuring more than 50,000 plants, including rare, threatened, and endangered species.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

12345 N. Taliesin Dr., Scottsdale 85259

(480) 860-2700 |

Open 7 days a week, (last tour at 4pm)

Admission charge

Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wright’s beloved winter home and desert laboratory was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.

Gilbert Historical Society

10 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert 85296

(480) 926-1577 |

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 9am-4pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Holidays

Admission charge

Come and enjoy Gilbert’s history at the Gilbert Historical Museum, located within HD SOUTH at the southern end of the vibrant Gilbert Heritage District at the southwest corner of Gilbert Rd. and Elliot Rd.

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix 85008

(602) 275-3473 |

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

Admission charge

World's largest firefighting museum: Restored fire apparatus, National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, and hands-on exhibits for preschool to age 12.

Japanese Friendship Garden

1125 N. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, Az 85003

(602) 274-8700 |

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Admission charge

The Japanese Friendship Garden, named Rohoen (鷺鳳園), is a joint project of the City of Phoenix and our Sister City Himeji, Japan. Himeji Mayor, Matsuji Totani proposed the garden in 1987 to cement the bonds of friendship between Japan and the United States and particularly between the peoples of Himeji and Phoenix. 

P.W. Litchfield Heritage Center

13912 W. Camelback Rd. Litchfield Park 85340

(623) 535-4414 |

Open Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm & the first Saturday of the month 10am-1pm, (also open by appointment)


On display is the fascinating history of the Southwest Valley: Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Goodyear Farms, Goodyear Aircraft, The Wigwam, and the Southwest Cotton Co. Also on exhibit is the history of the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918/19.

River of Time Museum

12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills 85268

(480) 837-2612 |

Open October-May Wednesday-Saturday 10am-1pm; June-September Wednesday-Saturday 9am-2pm and by appointment

Grab a paddle and start your journey! Explore water and its ongoing role in shaping Arizona. Discover how changing cultures relate to water, and learn about the future of water sustainability in the state.

Rosson House Museum at Heritage Square

Heritage and Science Park, 113 N. 6th St., Phoenix 85004

(602) 258-0048 |

Open Thursday-Sunday, tours offered each day

Admission charge

The 1895 Rosson House Museum, an example of Victorian Eastlake-style architecture, is the cornerstone of Historic Heritage Square, a National Register Property.

Scottsdale Historical Society

7333 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale 85251​

(480) 945-4499 |​

Open October-April Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm; May and September 10am-2pm; Closed June-August


Museum is located in the Little Red Schoolhouse on the Scottsdale Mall and contains permanent exhibits of Winfield Scott and local history plus changing exhibits.

S'edav Va'aki Museum

4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034

(602) 495-0901 |

Open October-April Monday-Saturday 9am-4:45pm, Sunday 1pm-4:45pm; May-September Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4:45pm

Admission charge

Explore the wonders of the past at a 1,500-year-old archaeological village site once inhabited by the ancestral Sonoran Desert people. Outdoor interpretive trail with updated signage along the platform mound (va’aki), fascinating indoor exhibits, and a new portal loop trail. Located on the light rail line.

Sun Cities Area Historical Society/ Del Webb Sun Cities Museum

10801 W. Oakmont Dr., Sun City 85351

(623) 974-2568 | 

Open Sunday 12pm-3pm, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm

Admission charge

Explore “Sun City … the community that changed the nation,” the story of Del Webb Corporation’s experiment in active retirement living. It swept the hearts of the nation, changing retirement. While hundreds of similar communities have sprung up across the country, none can match the amenities in Sun City and Sun City West. 

Sun City Rockhound Mineral Museum

1481 N. 103rd Avenue, Sun City, 85351

(623) 428-6442 |

Open October-April Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-1pm; May-September Saturday 10am-1pm


The Rockhound Club manages the Mineral Museum, located at the Sun Dial Recreation Center.  The museum is admission free and has over 1000 specimens on display to include a ‘must see’ fluorescent room. The museum also has a gift shop. Groups of six or more, please email the museum to make special arrangements for touring the museum.

Sunnyslope Historical Society and Museum

737 E Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, 85020

(602) 331-3150 |

Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-1pm and by appointment

Explore and learn about Sunnyslope’s educational facilities, daily living, early beginnings and families, William R. Norton and his development of the Sunny Slope Townsite, Desert Mission, and John C. Lincoln Hospital.

Tempe History Museum

809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe 85282

(480) 350-5100 |

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm


Explore a variety of exhibits on Tempe's history and culture; explore the hands-on Kids' Place; come to engaging programs such as 3rd Thursdays, Performances at the Museum, Lunch Talks and more, all for free! Check our website for current exhibits and programs.

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

5025 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix 85008

(602) 256-3221 |

Open for tours, must be purchased from the website

Admission charge

Explore 44 acres of Sonoran Desert with a unique Castle atop. Stories of the three families who occupied the land beginning in 1907 are told as docents lead guests on a tram ride through the property and explore the first floor and basement of the Castle.

University of Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Education Museum

1502 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 85007

(703) 577-6449 |

Not currently open- check website for more information

Our end-state vision is to create a recognized destination for life-long experiential learning, showcasing current knowledge, cutting-edge research and innovation in the mining, mineral, timber, livestock and agricultural industries. The vision will also include the transformation of a dormant 1921 building into interactive galleries, idea labs, maker spaces, offices and public engagement spaces.

West Valley Art Museum

8401 W. Monroe St., Peoria 85345

(623) 972-0635 |

Open Monday-Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 12pm-6pm


The museum's unique collection of worldwide ethnic dress and related textiles, 20th-century fine art prints, and artists of Arizona is shown in the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery.

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