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Heard Museum

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Arizona Science Center

Both are rated highly by experts. Overall, Heard Museum ranks significantly better than Arizona Science Center. Heard Museum scores 97 with recommendations from 7 reviews including Fodor's, Travel + Leisure and Frommer's.

Both are rated highly by experts. Overall, Heard Museum ranks significantly better than Arizona Science Center. Heard Museum scores 97 with recommendations from 7 reviews including Fodor's, Travel + Leisure and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Phoenix
location

2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Pioneer settlers Dwight and Maie Heard built a Spanish colonial–style building on their property to house their collection of Southwestern art. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Heard Museum is one of the nation's finest museums dealing exclusively with Native American cultures and is an ideal introduction to the indigenous peoples of Arizona. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This extraordinary museum is a magical mystery tour through the history, life, arts and culture of Native American tribes in the Southwest. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Devoted to Native American culture and art, especially Southwest tribes, this fine museum contains 10 exhibition galleries and 32,000 works of art. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    Curated, themed, static and interactive exhibits feature icons, implements, lore, lifestyles and artistic expression from primitive through contemporary. Full Review →

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83
#9 in Phoenix

600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    With more than 300 hands-on exhibits, this is the venue for science-related exploration. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    So, the kids weren't impressed with the botanical garden or the Native American artifacts at the Heard Museum. Bring 'em here. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    At the popular Arizona Science Center , play with 300-odd hands-on exhibits, watch live demonstrations or take in the mysteries of the universe at the planetarium. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    This concrete monolith... has 350 hands-on exhibits, a five-story theater and cutting-edge planetarium. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    Hands-on exhibits illustrating scientific principles; awesome weather theater and planetarium. Full Review →

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