The Museum of Northern Arizona is the place to go for insights on the land and people of the Colorado Plateau region. The museum has three galleries with visiting collections and five with permanent collections. Our favorite stop is the “Native People of the Colorado Plateau” exhibit, an award-winning collection spanning 12,000 years of history of the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni and other Native-American tribes from the Colorado Plateau. The “Life Zone” exhibit, in the Old Courtyard, is all about the biology of the area. Stroll the Nature Trail and check out the Amphibian Pond to learn more about local wildlife. We also like the Geography Gallery, which discusses the fact that our San Francisco Peaks were once a volcano; the gallery is also home to a life-size skeletal model of a dilophosaurus. The museum’s fine-art galleries feature paintings and sculpture.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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