The Arizona State Museum (ASM), founded in 1893, was originally a repository for the collection and protection of archaeological resources. Today, however, ASM stores artifacts, exhibits them and provides education and research opportunities. It was formed by authority of the Arizona Territorial Legislature. The museum is operated by the University of Arizona, and is located on the university campus in Tucson.To visit Arizona State Museum and other attractions in Tucson, use our Tucson trip itinerary planning app.
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I had never seen so many baskets from everywhere possible. I didn't knew that baskets can be different from another country. There were so many baskets from everywhere. They also showed how people.... more »
The Arizona State Museum changes often and we can learn quite a lot. It is not expensive. We went to see: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art. It was amazing. I had never seen so... more »
This museum on the University of Arizona campus currently has an exhibit tracing the history of weaving textiles and baskets from roughly 4000BC to the present. It is very interesting as it traces the evolution of textiles and basketry from utilitarian to an art form. The focus is upon the Native American tribes in Arizona. The exhibit is suitable for children and adults. It's easy to spend 2-3 hours looking at the exhibits and reading the interpretive information. The museum also has an interesting display of Native American pottery.While you are on campus you should also visit the USS Arizona Memorial located in the quad behind Old Main. It is a sober reminder of the tragedy of December 8, 1941.
I loved the whole experience. I learned a lot. Quiet, respectful, very informative and comfortable. The staff were very professional and polite. They were enthusiastic about the museum.
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