Experience the enduring cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest, and northern Mexico through dynamic exhibits, engaging programs and an educational museum store. This is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region, established in 1893. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and home to the world’s largest collections of Southwest American Indian pottery and Southwest American Indian basketry. Open Monday-Saturday, 10a.m.-5p.m. Closed Sundays and federal and state holidays. Admission: Adults $5.
Just north of Tucson on Oracle Road/Highway 77, explore a “world under glass.” Biosphere 2 contains a living rainforest, ocean and four other biomes in a 3.14-acre laboratory. Tours take you inside this engineering marvel where construction and experiments on the Landscape Earth Observatory have begun. Experience one of Time Life Books 50 must-see “Wonders of the World.” Open daily, 9a.m.-4p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Admission: Adults $20; Seniors, AAA, Military $18; Children $13; UA CatCard $10.
The UA campus is the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. This unique collection of trees, shrubs and plants offers specimens from arid and semi-arid climates around the world. More than 50 campus trees are the only existing samples of their kind in Arizona and several are unique in the Southwest.
Experience this one-of-a-kind archive, museum and research center dedicated to photography as an art form and cultural record. The center’s changing exhibits include key collections of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan and other great 20th century photographers.
Open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday.
Open your mind at Southern Arizona’s only planetarium, with fun and educational programs for everyone. Hands-on exhibits and sky shows highlight the wonders of science, and music laser shows immerse audiences in light and sound. Tour the heavens via the observatory’s 16-inch telescope (no reservations needed). Open seven days a week, see website or call for hours, exhibits and admission information.
Live the heritage and rich traditions of Arizona Athletics. Rotating exhibits feature historic moments in UA sports history and the legendary Wildcat student-athletes and coaches who have contributed to Arizona’s tradition of excellence. Open Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m. Saturday, 12-5p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays. Hours vary on game days. Free Admission.
The University of Arizona Museum of Art houses wide-ranging collections of over 5,000 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, with an emphasis on European and American fine art from the Renaissance to the present. Open Tuesday-Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-4p.m. Closed Mondays and University holidays. Admission: $5 for adults. Free for museum members, children, students with ID and UA faculty and staff.
The School of Dance provides instruction in the art, teaching and analysis of dance. The dance curriculum offers technique in ballet, jazz and modern dance, choreography and ample performing experience, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in dance.
The UA's professional performing arts presenter brings the world's finest music, dance and popular events to southern Arizona each year. Most performances are held in the historic Centennial Hall on the UA campus.
Founded in 1960 to maintain and cherish the spirit of poetry, the UA Poetry Center sponsors readings and lectures, classes and workshops, writing residencies and more. Its significant archives are open to the public.
The Union Galleries in the Student Union offer unique collections that feature a variety of media, on display year-round. Galleries include: Union Gallery, 3rd Floor and the Kachina Lounge and Gallery.
Offering programs for students, emerging filmmakers and media entrepreneurs who want to contribute significantly to the art and/or business of filmmaking and have an influential role in the film industry.