The best museums in Phoenix in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Phoenix, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Phoenix, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Phoenix.

These are the best museums in Phoenix:

  1. Musical Instrument Museum1

    Musical Instrument Museum

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Musical Instrument Museum ( MIM ) is located in Phoenix, Arizona . Opened in April 2010, it is the largest museum of its type in the world. The collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects includes examples from nearly 200 countries and territories, representing every inh
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  3. Phoenix Art Museum2

    Phoenix Art Museum

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest museum for visual art in the southwest United States . Located in Phoenix, Arizona , the museum is 285,000 square feet (26,500 m ). It displays international exhibitions alongside its comprehensive collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, Europe
  4. Mystery Castle3

    Mystery Castle

    Phoenix, AZ
    Mystery Castle is located in the city of Phoenix, Arizona , in the foothills of South Mountain Park . It was built in the 1930s by Boyce Luther Gulley for his daughter Mary Lou Gulley. After learning he had tuberculosis , Gulley moved from Seattle to the Phoenix area and began building the house fr
  5. Phoenix Zoo4

    Phoenix Zoo

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona , the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres (51 ha) of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix. It has been designa
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  7. Arizona State Capitol5

    Arizona State Capitol

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix , Arizona , United States , was the last home for Arizona's Territorial government, until Arizona became a state in 1912. Initially, all three branches of the new state government occupied the four floors of the statehouse. As the state expanded the branches relo
  8. Arizona Science Center6

    Arizona Science Center

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Arizona Science Center is a science museum located in Heritage and Science Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix . Home to over 350 permanent hands-on exhibits, the Center provides 400,000 annual visitors with interactive experiences. Aside from the permanent exhibitions, Arizona Science Center
  9. Heard Museum7

    Heard Museum

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Heard Museum is a private, not-for-profit museum in Phoenix , Arizona , United States, dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. It presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art by American In
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  11. Hall of Flame Fire Museum8

    Hall of Flame Fire Museum

    Phoenix, AZ
    The world's largest firefighting museum with lots of exhibits also for younger kids. Exciting experience!
  12. The Rosson House9

    The Rosson House

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Rosson House serves as a historic house museum located in Phoenix's Heritage Square. It was built between 1894 and 1895 and still sits in its original foundation in downtown Phoenix . Named for Dr. Roland Lee Rosson and his wife Flora Murray Rosson, the house changed hands numerous times before
  13. Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park10

    Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park

    Phoenix, AZ
    Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites are pre-Columbian archaeological sites and ruins, located in Phoenix , Arizona . They include a prehistoric platform mound and irrigation canals. The City of Phoenix manages these resources as the Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park .
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  15. Phoenix Police Museum11

    Phoenix Police Museum

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Phoenix Police Museum is located on 2nd Ave & Jefferson Street, on the 1st floor of the Historic Phoenix City Hall. The museum highlights the history of the Phoenix Police Department from 1881, when Henry Garfias , was elected the first city marshal to the present. The museum also has an exhibit
  16. Shermer Art Center12

    Shermer Art Center

    Phoenix, AZ
  17. Burton Barr Central Library13

    Burton Barr Central Library

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Burton Barr Central Library is the central library of Phoenix . It is the flagship location and administrative headquarters for the Phoenix Public Library . It was named in honor of Burton Barr , the Republican Majority Leader in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1966 to 1986. The librar
  18. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix14

    Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
  19. Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum15

    Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum

    Phoenix, AZ
    The Pioneer Living History Museum is located at 3901 W. Pioneer Road in Phoenix, Arizona . The museum, also known as Pioneer Village , has 30 historic original and reconstructed buildings from the 1880s and early 1900s on its 90-acre property.
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  21. David and Gladys Wright House16

    David and Gladys Wright House

    Phoenix, AZ
  22. Children's Museum of Phoenix17

    Children's Museum of Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ
    Let your kids explore the foam jungle, climb the indoor treehouse, play and learn. Fabulous museum!
  23. Alwun House18

    Alwun House

    Phoenix, AZ
    Art museum and historic home that is worth seeing! Unique and refreshing place set in an old Victorian house.
  24. Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center19

    Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center

    Phoenix, AZ
    Beautiful historic building that is home to Arizona Jewish Historical Society. There are wonderful exhibits on history of Jews in AZ.
  25. Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum20

    Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum

    Phoenix, AZ

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