Arizona Heritage Center

25mar10:00 am5:00 pmArizona Heritage Center Exhibits ClosedArizona Heritage Center

06apr9:00 am2:00 pmArizona Kids Build: The Nature of ShelterArizona Heritage Center

20jun6:30 pm7:30 pm“Gospel Radio Man” Documentary ScreeningArizona Heritage Center

Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museum

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona History Museum offers free admission (with proof of military ID) for active-duty military and up to five family members. This offer extends from Memorial Day (May 29) to Labor Day (September 4).

Featured Exhibits

"A Place For All People" Exhibition

Opens January 23, 2019 - December 31, 2019
This exhibition explores the African American experience, evoking the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics through a series of posters from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture. The posters serve as the backdrop for displays telling the story of African Americans in Arizona. From the churches and schools to the boardroom; to the battlefields and to the neighborhood barbershops and beauty shops where important news of the day was discussed - the stories weave a rich tapestry of African American heritage.
Check our website frequently for associated programming.

"I Have a Name" Exhibition

February 8, 2019 - October 5, 2019
A collection of black and white photographs of the people on the street by Jon Linton. Through this dramatic collection, Linton puts names to the faces of the people who live in and around our communities, who have no home to call their own. This exhibition will be accompanied by extensive programming exploring the many facets of the homeless population, from the demographics of the homeless, to their impact on communities, to the service organizations who serve them. Don't miss this riveting exhibition and programs.
Check our website frequently for associated programming.

Historical League HistorymakersTM 2017 Exhibit

Historical League Historymakers<sup>TM</sup> 2017 Exhibit

The Historical League is proud to present the 2017 Historymakers Lobby Exhibit. The exhibit showcases memorabilia, photographs, and video clips from the 2017 Historymakers: Ed Beauvais, America West founder; Wink Crigler, X Diamond Ranch owner; The Honorable Jon Kyl; The Papp Family, supporters of educational institutions, culture and the arts; Robert Spetzler, M.D., renowned neurosurgeon and retired Director of Barrow Neurological Institute; and Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix since 1997. See our flyer.


Educators will find school tours at the Arizona Heritage Center are a great way to expand your students’ knowledge of Arizona and Natural History.

Museum Tours
Students and adults alike will enjoy learning about Arizona’s past through interactive and interesting exhibits. Our Natural History Gallery includes rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites from Arizona and around the world.

School Tours
We offer guided and self-guided tours for student groups. To request more information or to reserve a tour, please complete the School Tour Request Form.

Group Tours
We also offer guided and self-guided tours for groups of 10 or more people. To request more information or to reserve a tour, please complete the Group Tour Request Form.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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You’ll find what you are looking for at the Arizona Heritage Center. Nestled against the base of the Papago Park, the Arizona Heritage Center is a hidden paradise. Outdoor spaces provide scenic desert views and magnificent sunsets. Indoor spaces include a majestic sandstone lobby with grand staircase, auditorium, theater and a variety of meeting spaces.

Whether you are hosting an intimate birthday celebration, or a 2,000 person corporate event, we are just the place for you!

Visit our Meeting and Event Guide for more information.

Contact our Meeting and Event Planning Department at 480-387-5367, email [email protected] or visit us on


Front Desk 480.929.0292 [email protected]
Burns, James Executive Director Executive Administration 480.387.5366 [email protected]
Downs, Tawn Vice President Marketing, Communications & Revenue Enhancement 480.387.5368 [email protected]
Anguiano, Cindy Guest Experience 480.929.0292 [email protected]
Cormier, Duane Outreach Coordinator 480.387.5359 [email protected]
Goodwin, Mike Exhibit Preparator 480.387.5364 [email protected]
Kirchner, Erin Exhibit & Collections Curator 480.387.5361 [email protected]
McKinion, Debbie Business Development Manager 480.387.5367 [email protected]
Murphy, Marilyn Communications Manager 480.387.5357 [email protected]
Persidskis, Jan Building Maintenance Specialist 480.387.5351 [email protected]
Prosser, Michelle Museum Education Curator 480.387.5363 [email protected]
Rogers, Dennis Custodial Crew Supervisor 480.387.5352 [email protected]
Irwin, Susan Vice President Library & Archives Library & Archives 480.387.5353 [email protected]
Tabah-Percival, Rebekah Archivist Library & Archives 480.387.5356 [email protected]
Library Reference 480.387.5355 [email protected]

Visit the gift shop and select from a wide selection of books, jewelry, bookends and minerals. Kids can select from a variety of children’s books, polished rocks and souvenirs.

We are proud to feature the highly acclaimed, “Tastes and Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.” Published by the Historical League, this beautifully illustrated cookbook includes recipes and stories from some of Arizona’s most iconic restaurants and well-known Arizona families. Retail value: $30

Arizona Historical Society members receive a 10% discount off gift store merchandise.

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