It’s a worldwide event to raise awareness and recognize the importance of museums. The Valley is home to several award-winning museums.
We found three that are offering some sort of a discount for International Museum Day. We also found a list of museums that offer free admission through the year or all the time.
Scroll down to check it out!
FREE ADMISSION – Pueblo Grand Museum & Archeological Park
You can visit the Pueblo Grand Museum for free on International Museum Day, Thursday May 18. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The museum will have gallery tours and artifact show-and-tell stations throughout the museum. Admission is normally $3 – $6. More information
IF YOU GO:
4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85034
TWO-FOR-ONE ADMISSION – i.d.e.a. Museum
Mesa’s i.d.e.a museum is offering a buy-one, get-one on admission on Thursday, May 18. Regular admission is $8. The museum is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be special activities, as well as their featured exhibit Caped Crusaders & Everyday Heroes. More information
IF YOU GO:
150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa AZ 85201
STORE DISCOUNT – Phoenix Art Museum
For International Museum Day, the Phoenix Art Museum is offering guests a 10-percent discount at its on-site store and restaurant, Palette. They will also have docent-led tours throughout the day.
However, you may be better off visiting the museum on Wednesdays where general admission is free from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. You can see their featured exhibit, Samurai, for $5. More information
FREE VALLEY MUSEUMS:
PHOENIX POLICE MUSEUM
The Phoenix Police Museum can be found in downtown Phoenix across from the court building. It’s actually the home of the original Phoenix Police Department headquarters. It is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekdays and closed on all City of Phoenix holidays. Inside there is a real police cruiser, police helicopter and three-wheeled bike. More information
IF YOU GO: 305 W. Washington Street, Phoenix
ARIZONA CAPITOL MUSEUM
The Arizona Capitol Museum covers four floors and has more than 20 exhibits showcasing Arizona’s history. It’s located at the Arizona Capitol. Admission is free. The museum is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. More information
IF YOU GO: 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix
The Chandler Museum’s McCullough-Price House is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive. That house has exhibits and an archive center, along with the city’s administration officers. The hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Tumbleweed Ranch is an outdoor museum that explores Chandler’s agricultural history. It is located at 2250…