Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa
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It was interesting. It was crowed with lots of people but I learned some things when I was there. I would recomend it if I had kids.
I usually attend the natural history museum in Los Angeles which has lots to see but is not very interactive. This place is great for kids! Lots to do and play with. We spent hours here and it was che... read more »
What an adventure, it was a wonderful trip with 3 inquisitive grandkids in tow, so many questions that were generally answered by just reading. We had a great time and will be back.
Many interesting exhibits to see. Several large dinosaurs, as well as a room devoted to flying ones. In the lobby their are several impressive ice age animals including: mammoth, mastadon, American lion, and horses. Really enjoyed the selection of Native American pottery and art, as well as large displays of traditional living quarters. Several interactive areas for kids as well. Easy to spend a few hours checking out all they have to offer.
While not as grand as a Smithsonian museum, or as large, it's still an excellent museum, and one of the best in the Southwest. Unlike a lot of the eastern museums, this one lets you get amazingly close to the exibits, even letting you walk inside some. You can really get a sense of scale, as you can stand right next to the dinosaur skeletons, rather than 15 feet away and behind a chain, like other museums. Kids will love the interaction, adults will enjoy the history and artifacts on every wall.
It's not the best Nat His museum I've been to but it's pretty good, a bunch of cool dino skeletons, a mammoth and a bunch of other fossils are really interesting. They also have a little native American and old west history display.
It's a good kids museum. They have a few large replica Dinosaurs in the Lobby that certainly has a WOW factor. There is a lot to see but it knows its limits. It's also a good size. You're not going to be spending the day walking through endless galleries. This is a good science museum about Dinosaurs and Geology of the Southwest.
They don't have free admission on the first Sunday of every month anymore. There have been several times when I see parents with 4 or 5 children, all very exited to go to the museum and they have to go back home sad because they can't afford paying for all the children. However the times I have had a chance to take my daughter she has a great time.
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