Plan Your Visit

Location

Arizona State Museum is located on the University of Arizona campus, just NE of the Main Gate at Park Ave and University Blvd, in Tucson, Arizona. The street address is 1013 E University Blvd. You may notice that we have two buildings on the campus. All public exhibits and programs are in the north building (pictured above).

If you are driving to us from Interstate 10, take the Speedway/University of Arizona exit (exit 257). Proceed east on Speedway to Euclid Avenue. Turn south on Euclid Avenue for the parking garages (see below for parking instructions). We are just one block east of both parking garages noted below.

Hours

Our galleries and museum store are open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed on Sundays and federal and state holidays.

HOLIDAY CLOSURE NOTICE: We will be closed December 24, 25, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

Click here for the hours of the ASM Library and Archives.

Admission

  • $8.00 for adults (18+)
  • $6.00 for seniors (65+); UAMA and CCP members; AAHS and SMRC affiliate members; AAM and Smithsonian members; active/reserve military personnel; groups of 10 or more (valid ID or verification required)
  • Free for ASM members with valid ID, citizens of Native Nations with valid tribal ID; children 17 and under; University of Arizona Cat Card holders; Pima Community College students with valid student ID; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card holders
  • Admission is free for those attending meetings; for those with appointments with staff; for those who wish only to study in the library or shop in the museum store

Parking

Convenient garage parking is available for a small fee on weekdays just one block from the museum at either Euclid Avenue and Second Street (adjacent to the Marriott University Park Hotel) or Tyndall Avenue and Fourth Street. Garage parking is free on weekends, except when large, campus-wide events occur such as football and basketball home games and the Tucson Festival of Books.

The closest disabled parking spaces are just north of our north building along James E. Rogers Way (aka North Campus Drive). Contact Visitor Parking at 520-621-3710 or stop by their offices at 1117 E. 6th Street for a UA-specific disabled permit ($8/day), which must be displayed in addition to your state-issued disabled license plate or hang placard.

Public Transportation

SunTran Bus Route #1 stops right in front of ASM. Refer to the Sun Tran web site for routes, times, and fare information: http://www.suntran.com/routes.php

Sun Link’s Modern Streetcar operates daily from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 am. Stop 15 at Euclid and Tyndall is closest to ASM. Click here for a printable route map: http://www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/documents/images/Route_Map.jpg 

How Much Time to Allow

Allow at least one hour for your visit. A comprehensive tour of the content-rich exhibits could take more than two hours. Don’t forget to allow yourself some time to shop in the museum store!

Photography and Videography Policy

  • Photography and videography for individual personal use is permitted (unless otherwise noted).
  • Flash, video lights, tripods are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Commercial photography/videography is prohibited unless prior arrangements have been made through the ASM marketing office.
  • Class-related student projects must be pre-arranged through an ASM faculty member.
  • Credentialed members of the media may contact the ASM marketing office at 520-626-8381 about photography (and interviews) at public events and in the galleries.
  • Photographers are solely responsible for any violation of copyright law (Title 17, United States Code).

Nearby Dining

Arizona State Museum has no in-house café. There are, however, a number of restaurants and cafés just meters from the museum at the University of Arizona Student Union to the east, and more than 25 restaurants, cafés, and bars to the west on Main Gate Square.

Other Attractions On Campus

Enjoy our beautiful park-like campus by strolling to other nearby museums and attractions