Individual listings can be found in Phoenix's district articles
Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St, +1 602 716-2000. Science and Technology, along with a planetarium and IMAX theatre. Be sure to stop in and see one of the many renowned traveling exhibits that make a stop here.
Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, +1 480 941-1225. Plant life of the Sonoran Desert, and of arid lands around the world. Also includes many examples of ethnobotany, or how plants are used to survive in the desert. As a consequence of the many plants in this area there are also many desert animals such as lizards, birds, and occasional roadrunners.
Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, +1 602 252-8848. World famous museum celebrating Native American cultures and arts, especially those of Arizona and New Mexico. Be sure to check out the amazing collection of Hopi Kachina dolls.
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, 4619 E Washington St, +1 602 495-0901. M-Sa 9AM-4:45PM, Su 1PM-4:45PM. The U.S.'s only city-operated archaeological site, exploring and interpreting the pre-Columbian Hohokam civilization. Very fascinating look into the ancient inhabitants of the Phoenix area.
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, +1 602 257-1222. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM . 16,000 artworks with an emphasis on American, Asian, Latin American, and modern and contemporary. Free on the first Friday evening of every month.
Ro Ho En Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 N 3rd Ave, +1 602 256-3204. Tu-Su 10AM-3PM. Japanese-style garden with koi pond and tea house. Closed in the summer due to heat. $5, Student/Senior/Military $3, Under 12 free.
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