Museums

Pueblo Grande Museum Phoenix

Where is it at?

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Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington Street
Phoenix
AZ
85034
Tel: (602) 495-0901

Directions

We are on the southeast corner of 44th St and Washington St just east of downtown Phoenix and north of the Sky Harbor Airport. The museum is accessible by both the Valley Metro Bus and Lightrail systems, as well as the SkyTrain from the airport.

Where are we going today?

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is the site of a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin located just minutes away from Sky Harbor International Airport in metropolitan Phoenix and is a National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride. Along our outdoor trail the museum features a platform mound and ballcourt ruin, replicated houses, and native plants. Inside are three galleries, including a children’s hands-on gallery, and theatre.

In our children’s gallery Dig It!: Explore Archaeology! You’ll discover a giant photo-mural showing real archaeologists at work. In other hands-on elements, explore how archaeologists study clues from ancient and historic sites. Learn how these clues are used in identifying artifacts, such as ancient pottery, and create your own designs using interactive magnetic drawing slates.

Build your own miniature Hohokam village or take a break and enjoy the museum's orientation video in the newly renovated theater. Both children and adults will find this gallery entertaining, engaging, and educational... in fact, they'll "DIG IT"!


Throughout the year the museum hosts special events, programs, workshops and lectures. On the first Saturday of every month between October and April, we offer Archaeology for Kids classes where children ages 7 to 12 can become Junior Archaeologists and excavate a simulated pit house!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6.00
  • Children$3.00
  • Free Under: 6
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:45pm, Sunday 1 to 4:45pm

October through April Open Monday through Sunday May through September Open Tuesday through Saturday

I'm Hungry!

Vending machines only. Soda, water, snacks. Picnic area outside, unshaded..

Any Top Tips?

During the months of May through September, the weather is very hot. If you plan on visiting during those months, we advise coming to the museum early in the morning, bring water and a hat or umbrella. We do have umbrellas available on site on a first come, first serve basis. .

Need a little extra help?

Museum and archaeological trail are all ADA accessible. Wheelchairs available on site on a first come first serve basis..

Can I get one of those?

Local Native American items form the surround Arizona and Southwest tribes. Books (adult and childrens), art, jewellery.

More information

Restrooms in museum lobby, ADA accessible stalls and baby changing station in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

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    i worked by this place for years, finally went to visit. just wow! what the indians of the past were able to accomplish and the networks they created from this location and how it affected other locations was amazing. how far indians traveled north and south and east and west that was documented here and the structures they were able to create using just the materials they had locally was interesting.

    i went during the summer which was probably a bad idea. since its really an outdoor experience. if you have the opportunity. during the winter is...Read More

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    Innovative and educational SW facility.

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    Interesting history of previous occupants of Phoenix area. Well researched, great tour lead by Robert. Pima dudes were harsh.

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    Great place to check out if you want to know the history of the Valley.

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i worked by this place for years, finally went to visit. just wow! what the indians of the past were able to accomplish and the networks they created from this location and how it affected other locations was amazing. how far indians traveled north and south and east and west that was documented here and the structures they were able to create using just the materials they had locally was interesting.

i went during the summer which was probably a bad idea. since its really an outdoor experience. if you have the opportunity. during the winter is a much better time and experience.

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