Did you know that most museums offer FREE admission days? What an awesome deal. We often take advantage of museum free days during summer break or school half days. Some museum free days get quite crowded so plan to arrive early and expect crowds (especially the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Desert Botanical Garden).
Phoenix Art Museum
Every Wednesday (3 pm – 9 pm)
First Friday of every month (6-10 pm)
Second Sunday of every month (12 pm – 5 pm)
*voluntary donations accepted
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
First Friday of every month (5 pm -9pm)
Desert Botanical Garden
Second Tuesday of every month (7 am – 8 pm)
First Friday of every month (6 pm – 10 pm, except March)
Arizona Museum of Natural History
First Sunday of every month (May)
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Thursday (all day)
Friday (after 5 pm)
Saturday (after 5 pm)
Arizona Capital Museum
ASU Art Museum
Have you heard of the library’s Culture Pass? A Culture Pass gives a library customer FREE admission for two people at participating museums. Passes are available on a first come, first-served basis to library card holders.
Also, check out Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live: September 24th, 2016 – click here to find local participating museums
Many museums also offer free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day to active military and their families through the Blue Star Museums program.
*programs may change so check museum websites for the latest information