Museums in Gilbert

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Mesa
A place where dinosaurs come back to life though fun and educational exhibits, as well as a great inside into our planet.
Mesa
As a semi-permanent art activity space for visitors, ages 5 and older, ArtZone is a great place to relax and explore art fundamentals. Emphasizing the elements of basic art, activities are open-ended and include drawing, building and reading for the ...
Phoenix
The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of t...
Phoenix
Explore an ancient 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin site in the heart of Phoenix. Along our trail the museum features a platform mound, ballcourt ruin, replicated houses, and native plants. Inside visit our hands on children’s gallery Dig IT!: ...
Heard Museum
(18 Miles)
Phoenix
Today, the Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art is a must-see Arizona landmark -- a place of learning, discovery and an opportunity to share Native traditions that will touch your heart. With exhibitions of cultural objects and fine art to jewe...
Tucson
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!
Tuscon
If there's a little trainspotter in your household they're in for a real treat here with displays of unique and sometimes extremely rare examples of toy trains and other railroadiana.
Tucson
The International Wildlife Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. Founded in 1988, the museum highlights over 40...
Prescott
Offers kids the chance to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through intriguing and interactive exhibits designed to teach through experimentation and play.
Smoki Museum
(91 Miles)
Prescott
The Smoki Museum was built in 1935 of native stone and wood. It was constructed with labor provided by the Civilian Works Administration and the Smoki People.The Smoki Museum as it appeared in the 1930's. The Smoki People were a group of Prescott cit...
Prescott
The Sharlot Hall Museum is the largest museum in the central territory of Arizona. On June 11, 1928, Sharlot Mabridth Hall began a small museum in the Governor's Mansion and eighty years later her legacy exceeds four acres in downtown Prescott, Arizo...
Tucson
The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is state-of-the-art display of entertaining and interactive array of antique and contemporary miniatures as well as enchanting artifacts.
Tucson
A visit to the Tucson Childrens Museum will find you enjoying the numerous interactive exhibits, the daily hands-on activities and the monthly special events.
Prescott
George Phippen, first President of the Cowboy Artists of America, died in 1966, leaving behind a group of artists interested in creating a facility that specifically represented artists in the American West. In 1974, the George Phippen Memorial Found...
Tucson
Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 275 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historic...
Flagstaff
Visitors to MNA can view exhibits relating to the Museum's four main disciplines: anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has permanent exhibitsin five galleries and changing exhibits in three additional galleries.
Greer
The storied past of a famous Western writer and his artist son springs to life at Butterfly Lodge Museum. Nestled on a knoll among towering pines near a spring that trickles to the Little Colorado River we're a destination not to be overlooked! Liste...
Boulder City
The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story of the Boulder Canyon Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam and Boulder City. The Museum's three-dimen...
Las Vegas
Offering a range of performances, exhibitions, lectures and film series in opulent and contemporary surroundings.
Palm Springs
We hope that by visiting the Museum and participating in its programs or special interest activities you will be provided with an opportunity to better understand your child's interests and discover new ways to encourage their natural curiosity throu...
Las Vegas
The Atomic Testing Museum portrays world history through varied representations of the story of the Nevada Test Site and its programs.
Las vegas
Madam Tussauds provides indoor fun for children and adults, located on 3377 Las Vegas Blvd in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian Resort - Hotel - Casino. Immerse yourself in an interactive experience with A-List celebrities, Hollywood i...
Las Vegas
Here you will find hands-on displays and lots of records pertaining specifically to Las Vegas. Videos display actual record-breaking feats of individuals and teams. The tour takes at least a half-hour to see everything. This makes an interestingtrip ...
Las Vegas
Fun education aimed at children and families in the natural sciences, presented through its interactive exhibits, educational programs and the preservation of its collections.
Las Vegas
The mission of Lied Discovery Children's Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences t...
Palm Springs
The Palm Springs Air Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and operation of America's legendary fighters, bombers and trainers. It contains one of the world's largest collections of flying WWII airplanes, including the Robert J. Pond C...
Las Vegas
Like most 58-year-old organizations in Southern Nevada, what is now the Las Vegas Art Museum came from humble beginnings. In 1950, a group of of visionaries created the Las Vegas Art League with the intention of bringing fine art to the city. The Art...
Las Cruces
Housed in a historic Santa Fe Depot, the Las Cruces Railroad Museum interprets the railroading history of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley.
Escondido
Pack a lot of fun into 4,500 square feet in Downtown Escondido! We're all about lifelong learning, and not just for the kids! Great idea if you're looking for fun places for kids in California
Farmington
With permanent topics including Sound, Light, Magnetism, Shadows and Art, plus travelling exhibits, weekly special sessions, and boasting the terrific Tots' Turf, packed with educational toys and activities for under 5s.
Farmington
Offers a wide range of artistic and intereptive mediums on it's regional culture, also incorporating travelling exhibits, lectures (for over 12s), workshops, live performances and trade and craft demonstrations.
Moreno Valley
Home to over 70 historic aircraft, a dedicated in-house theatre, and thousands of artefacts from 1918 to present day. There are plenty of daily take offs and landings from the site for the little ones to watch.
San Diego
Our seven exhibit galleries are centers of natural phenomena where "hands-on," "do touch" interactive exhibits provide a unique self-guided learning experience for all ages.
Santa Teresa
The War Eagles Air Museum is dedicated to collecting, restoring and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean Conflict eras. This unique Museum pays special tribute to military aviation and reminds us all of the significant role...
San Diego
Celebrate... Educate... Inspire! Celebrate aviation and space flight history through preservation of significant artifacts, presentation of dynamic exhibits, and commemoration of the men and women who forged aerospace history.
San Diego
The New Children's Museum provides an environment that encourages active minds, healthy bodies and unstructured play. "Our goal is to inspire children to think, play and create by providing accessible and meaningful art experiences."
Perris
The Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) is a railroad museum founded in 1956 in Perris, California as the "Orange Empire Trolley Museum." The museum also operates a heritage railroad on the museum grounds. The collection focuses on Southern Califo...
San Diego
Come aboard and visit 40 different stops around Midway and learn how this immense ship operates.
San Bernardino
Exhibits, collections and public programs are all very popular, but let's be honest with kids you're heading straight for the Exploration Station: touchable natural history specimens, books, art objects, and LIVE exhibits! Supervised handling.
Albuquerque
The National Atomic Museum is the nation's only Congressionally chartered museum of nuclear science and history. The museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear developmen...
Albuquerque
This interactive, high-tech museum features an active volcano, Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore; including an enormous T-rex and Seismosaurus. The Planetarium and Lockheed Martin DynaTheater are exciting detours too.
Albuquerque
Offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures of the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.
Albuquerque
Learn the atomic story from frightening early research through to more modern and peaceful intentions, featuring both permanent and travelling multi media exhibitions and displays.
Rio Rancho
About 60 antique cars and trucks of varying vintage all maintained with love, on display to delight rev heads of all ages, including 12 classic cars which have competed in the Great American Race.
Fontana
Here you can enjoy a walk along the nature trail winding around the pond, spot what is currently blooming in our native gardens, or venture inside and discover exhibits of local plants, animals, geology and history.
Sandia Park
Tinkertown Museum is an amazing animated wood-carved western town and three ring circus enclosed in a compound made of 50,000 glass bottles.
Alamogordo
Contains exhibitions ranging from Robert Goddard's early rocket experiments near Roswell to a mock-up of the International Space Station.
Irvine
Superbly equipped role playing facility. Through interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn through purposeful play and develop key skills. Oh yeah, and have loads of fun!
Pomona
Explore a working ceramics studio, learn about clay and enjoy exhibits about ceramics.
Durango
Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construc...

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