Frequently asked questions

Do you have dinosaurs?

No, we are a history museum – not a natural history museum. The best place to see dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures is at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, also located in Mesa. Your can find them here: http://arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org/

Does the museum have a gift shop?

Yes, we carry a variety of items such as books, jewelry, T-Shirts, citrus labels, baseball merchandise, Wallace and Ladmo merchandise, and much more! We also have some items consigned to us by local artists and crafters!

I need volunteer/internship hours for school, can I volunteer here?

Yes! We have ample opportunities for volunteering. We can also work with you to receive college credit as an intern at the Mesa Historical Museum. If you are interested please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at Operations@mesamuseum.org. Click here for more information on our volunteer and internship opportunities. *Due to COVID concerns we are not currerntly taking new volunteers*

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Our front door only has steps but we do have a ramp on the side of the building. Just make sure to stop by the admissions desk before you view the exhibits.

Does the museum offer tours for groups and/or field trips?

Yes! If you have a large group and you call ahead, we can schedule a docent to walk around the museum with you for a guided tour. If you would like to schedule a guided tour for groups, please call us at: (480) 835-2286 or e-mail us at Operations@mesamuseum.org. We are open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10am-4pm. For more information visit our group tours page and fill out a request form. *Due to COVID concerns we are not currently offering guided group tours and we are limiting the number of people allowed in at once.*

Can I donate items to the museum?

Yes! If you have something that you would like to donate and think that it would be a valuable addition to the Mesa Historical Museum collection, please contact our Collections Department by e-mailing Collections@mesamuseum.org or by calling at (480) 835-2286 ext. 102 and scheduling a time to meet. Please do not show up with your items if you haven't made prearranged plans with our Collections Department as they are not always readily available to look at your items. Please be sure to review our Collections Policy beforehand.

My family donated an item to the museum but I did not see it during my most recent visit?

We have such a vast collection of artifacts that it would be impossible to display everything we have at once. This is why we have two exhibits every year, to share as much of our collection as possible with the public. If you have an inquiry about a donated item you believe to be in our collection, please contact our collections department for more information: Collections@mesamuseum.org.



Old Lehi School

2345 N. Horne

Mesa, AZ 85203

Phone: 480-835-2286

Email:  info@mesamuseum.org


Special Reopening Hours as of

October 10th, 2020:

Wednesday- Saturday: 10am-2pm


Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.


Adults                     $5

Seniors (65+)          $4

Military Personnel  $4

Youth (under 21)    $3

Children under 3   free

Members               free

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