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Connect with #AzMNHatHome

Although we can't meet in person right now at our museum, let's stay connected during this time of social distancing.

Mesa Family Take Out Night & Together in the Desert  

Starting Wednesday, May 6, select downtown restaurants will take part in Mesa Family Take Out Night, offering a special Feed 4 for $44 (or less) menu. On the same night, Mesa's Arts & Culture institutions will upload a hands-on art-making video as part of a larger community-arts piece, Together in the Desert. Scrumptious eats + fun activity = best night of the week!

Follow the links for more information about Mesa Family Take Out Night and Together in the Desert.

Those who participate are asked to take a picture of their artwork and send it to and share on social media with the hashtag: #TogetherintheDesert.

From our home to yours, our staff and volunteers have also been creating a selection of videos to help us all stay connected. Enjoy! 

Natural History

Learn about Natural History with our AzMNH staff. View the playlist

Meet the Scientist

Learn some fun and interesting science facts from our AzMNH scientists and other local scientists. View the playlist

Fun Friday

Fun Friday videos are brought to you by Dani, one of our Museum Educators, and anthropologist. View the playlist

Follow our #UCurate series on our Facebook page.

Activities for Children

Stay tuned for some fun activities.



The Arizona Museum of Natural History and Mesa Grande Cultural Park are closed beginning March 17 until further notice. We are not currently scheduling field trips. Mesa City Council will be reviewing the situation on a monthly basis.

School Field Trips    Teacher Preview Pass

Self Guided Gallery Exploration Field Trip

Two Museum Educator - Led Field Trip Options

Tips for Chaperones

Memory Packet Order Form

Educator Resource Guides

Educator Resource Guides are available based on national and state standards. Guides can be printed below. If you have questions about the guides, please call 480-644-3553.

Current Exhibit Guides

Permanent Exhibit Guides

Past Exhibit Guides

Suggested Reading List

Goals for Visit


Girl Scout Day



Learning is fun!



Thanks from Mrs. Apodaca's 5th Grade Class, Ocotillo Elementary School