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!
I need volunteer/internship hours for school, can I volunteer here?
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.
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.
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 a special rotating exhibit every year and why we rotate out different items in our permanent exhibits; to share as much of our collection as possible with the public.
Can I take photos of the items on display at the museum?
Yes! Just please be sure to credit the Mesa Historical Museum when posting online.