32 Museums to See in the Phoenix Area – Many Are Free

The Phoenix area has a lot of different museums for you to visit.  In many cases there are ways to visit for free.  This list includes information on free admission that was listed as of this post.  We suggest that you verify the free admission program if you plan to use it by clicking on the museum link or calling them.  You can also click on museum links to get the hours they are open.

Arizona Capitol Museum – free admission

Arizona Historical Society Museum – Check out a Culture Pass from an area public library to get in free.

Arizona Military Museum – free admission

Arizona Museum for Youth – I really liked taking my kids here when they were younger. Free admission the first Sunday of the month courtesy of Target.

Arizona Museum of Natural History – Can get if free with a Culture Pass for an area public library. Also the first Sunday of the month is free courtesy of Target.

Arizona Science Center – check out a Culture Pass from a local public library for free admission. Also part of Blue Star Museum program for military families – bluestarfam.org/…

ASU Art Museum – free admission, click on link to find out about free parking

ASU Museum of Anthropology – free admission

Challenger Space Center

Children’s Museum of Phoenix – free the first Friday of the month courtesy of Target. Also, can check out a Culture Pass from an area public library.

City of Phoenix Gallery at City Hall

Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona Museum

Deer Valley Rock Art Center – can get in free if you check out a Culture Pass from an area public library.

Desert Botanical Garden – you can get in free if you check out a Culture Pass from an area public library

Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts – free admission

The Gilbert Historical Museum – part of the Blue Star program for military families – bluestarfam.org/…

Hall of Flame Museum

Heard Museum – The only free entry I found was through the Blue Star Museums program and it lasts until Labor Day for military. Check – bluestarfam.org/… for more details. Also Target sponsored free Sunday in July this year.

Martin Auto Museum

Mesa Arts Center Gallery – free admission

Mesa Historical Museum –  part of the Blue Star program for military families – bluestarfam.org/…

Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix Art Museum – Currently you can get in free the first weekend of the month if you show a Bank of America card. Also, you can get in free with a Phoenix Culture Pass that you would need to check out from an area public library. Also free times on Wed. and first Fri. – see website for details.

Phoenix Police Museum – free admission

The Phoenix Zoo – Check out a Culture Pass from a local public library for free admission

Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park – Part of the Blue Star Program for military families free admission Memorial Day to Labor Day. Also can check out a Culture Pass from an area public library. bluestarfam.org/…

River of Time Museum – Part of the Blue Star Museums program for military families – bluestarfam.org/…

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – free on Thursday from Noon to 9:00 p.m.. Also can check out a Culture Pass from an area public library.

Shemer Art Center – free admission

Superstition Mountain Museum – Superstition Mountain Museum – kids under 17 free with paid adult. Also part of Blue Star Museums for military families – bluestarfam.org/…

Wells Fargo History Museum – free admission

The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art – free admission