Greater Phoenix is a hub for some of the best museums, art galleries and theaters in the Southwest.
The Heard Museum shows the art, artifacts and history of Southwestern people, from Native Americans to Hispanic cultures.
Phoenix Art Museum houses both classic and contemporary works from around the world and hosts national travelling exhibits. Their fashion and photography galleries are known throughout the region.
The Sonoran Desert is best seen at the Desert Botanical Garden, where more than 50,000 arid-land plants from around the world are on display.
The talents of Frank Lloyd Wright are showcased at Taliesin West, which is open for tours year-round.
For family fun, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix can’t be beat. And the Arizona Science Center has something for every age, including the current special exhibit, National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers.
- The one-of-a-kind Musical Instrument Museum showcases instruments from around the world as well as collectibles from musical superstars. The Experience Room lets you play rare instruments from different cultures, and there’s always a concert coming up at the Music Theater.
The story of the American West is told through more than 100 new works of art—including paintings, sculptures and photographs—at this Phoenix Art Museum exhibit.