Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff

4.5
#2 of 6 in Museums in Flagstaff
The Museum of Northern Arizona inspires a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau. Founded in 1928, the 200-acre campus includes an historic exhibit building with nine galleries showcasing the geology, anthropology and art of the region; research and collections facilities; a museum shop and bookstore; and more than 450 public programs annually. To learn more, visit musnaz.org or call (928) 774-5213.
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  • This was a wonderful Native American Museum. It was much more than we expected. So much so that we spent almost three hours there. It did a wonderful job tracing the history fo the many Native...  more »
  • Excellent exhibits of Native American tribal culture, traditions and values. Lots of visual displays that help visitors compare, contrast and understand similarities and differences. There are exits....  more »
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  • Small "museum" with seemingly more than half of the building devoted to gift shops selling overpriced jewelry and art. A couple of dinosaur displays, a kid's room off to the side (only one as far as I could tell) that focused on ants(?) Not sure what that was about, but our daughter had fun there and no other kids were there, so she had the room to herself. I got the impression the museum isn't very kid friendly. Good displays on Native cultures. Would have been nice to see a few Natives working there to add more authenticity to the otherwise only white staff. Why no Native guide to answer questions on the Native displays? We spent about 90 minutes here, including walking around the outside grounds a bit. Had planned to go on the nature trail near the museum, but the weather didn't cooperate with us today! $12 admission per adult and our 3-year old was free. Price is decent I guess for 90 minutes. Our daughter spent 30 minutes in the aforementioned "ant room" otherwise this would have been less than an hour for us, so I get why some reviews said it was overpriced. One of the gift shops has pretty expensive breakable items (like small Native pottery) within hands reach of toddlers. Obviously, those should be out of reach of little ones, especially since you stuck the shop right in the middle of the "museum." I didn't realize what it was until my daughter had run in there. No plans to go back here, but if you're in the area and need to kill an hour or so, it's okay. We'll probably drop by to try the nature trail or have a picnic on a future trip, but unless they change displays, I don't see touring inside again.
  • Cute little museum. Doesn't take long to see everything. Which was perfect for the kiddies. They had a little kids section with board games, coloring pages, audio visual learning, and a puppet show you all related to the theme being taught. Nice stop in Flagstaff if you are looking for something to do with the kids.

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