Arts & Museums

ARTS & MUSEUMS

Discover new things at one of our museums – ranging from anthropology to photography – and enjoy a wide array of artistic events, including concerts, theatre, film and dance.

MUSEUMS

Arizona State Museum

ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM

Experience the ancient and enduring Native cultures of the region through content-rich exhibits, dynamic docent tours, engaging programs, exciting travel tours, hands-on workshops, a research library and archives, and an educational museum store.

Center for Creative Photography building

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

University of Arizona Museum of Art

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MUSEUM OF ART

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.

Gem and Mineral Museum items

THE ALFIE NORVILLE GEM & MINERAL MUSEUM

With over 26,000 specimens, the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is one of the top university mineral and meteorite collections in the country.

History of Pharmacy museum

HISTORY OF PHARMACY MUSEUM

A collection of over 60,000 artifacts that document the pharmacy profession from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Jim Click Hall of Champions court

JIM CLICK HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Live the heritage and rich traditions of Arizona Athletics. Rotating exhibits feature historic moments in UArizona sports history and the legendary Wildcat student-athletes and coaches who have contributed to Arizona’s tradition of excellence.

School of Art Galleries UArizona

SCHOOL OF ART GALLERIES

Exhibits student, faculty and professional artists of excellence in a broad range of media and concepts.

University Libraries, Special Collections

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Discover a treasure trove of historical Southwestern documents and photos, and unique, unusual books, letters, and manuscripts, only at the University of Arizona. Changing exhibits present a variety of topics from indigenous languages to video gaming.

Poetry Center building

POETRY CENTER

Founded in 1960 to maintain and cherish the spirit of poetry, the Poetry Center sponsors readings and lectures, classes and workshops, writing residencies and more. Its significant archives are open to the public.

Science & Discovery

Flandrau Science Center building

FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER & PLANETARIUM

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.

Biosphere 2 building

BIOSPHERE 2

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.

Mirror lab at UArizona

RICHARD F. CARIS MIRROR LABORATORY

Reflect on the enormity of telescope technology as you tour the behind-the-scenes processes required to make the world’s largest, most complex telescope mirrors. The lenses to the universe are created right below the Arizona Stadium.

Sky center on Mount Lemmon

MT. LEMMON SKY CENTER

Mt. Lemmon Sky Center is home to Steward Observatory's public astronomy outreach program and is located high above the city of Tucson, Arizona. Our exceptional science programs take place on the summit of a Sky Island, at an elevation of 9,157 feet.

Tree-Ring Research building

LABORATORY OF TREE-RING RESEARCH

Learn the insightful stories trees can tell, including fire history, climate conditions, and even public health. This globally recognized lab advances tree-ring techniques and applications within the social and environmental sciences.

Arboretum on UArizona campus

CAMPUS ARBORETUM

The UArizona 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.

PERFORMING ARTS & FILM

Arizona Arts poster

ARIZONA ARTS LIVE

Escape for an afternoon or evening in the world’s finest dance, classical, jazz, blues, and world music as Arizona Arts Live brings awe-inspiring events to Southern Arizona each year. Most performances are held in historic Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus.

Arizona Repertory Theatre

ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE

The theater company for the School of Theatre, Film and Television is one of the oldest programs in the nation. Presents award-winning student performances at the Tornabene and Marroney theaters.

Fred Fox School of Music building

FRED FOX SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The School of Music offers a wide variety of degree programs and musical experiences, and presents over 300 concerts and recitals each year.

Stevie Eller Dance Theatre building

STEVIE ELLER DANCE THEATRE

Home to the University of Arizona Dance Ensemble, this award-winning, state-of-the-art complex hosts rehearsals and more than 40 breathtaking performances a year for the public – including presenting ballet, jazz and modern dance works.

Student Union building

GALLAGHER THEATER

A campus movie theater equipped with Dolby Digital Sound, 340 seats and a 26-by-11-foot screen. Assisted-hearing devices are available.

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