851 North Henness Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Phone: (520) 426-1177
Fax: (520) 423-2288
851 North Henness Road, Casa Grande, AZ, US, 85122
- Phone: (520) 426-1177
- Fax: (520) 423-2288
Arts & Museums
HuHuGam Heritage Center is a tribute to the history, life and culture of the natives Gila River Indian Community. This center opened in 2004, and in this short period has turned out to be one of the the best in the nation, conserving souvenirs that were once used by the people and art works created by them.This museum also has a huge archive that can be accessed by the public. HuHuGam is also used by members of the community for research purposes.
Get a taste of Arizonian art history at the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery owned by Eddie Basha. The art work is housed in two areas of the gallery; 'Contemporary Western American Art' and 'Contemporary Native American Art'. The vast collection of more than 3000 works of art includes sculptures, paintings, drawings, pottery, baskets, bowls and other interesting artifacts and artworks. Entry to this spectacular place is free. So come by and acquaint yourself with the local art and culture.
Preserving Arizona's railroad history is the prime directive of this facility. Various engines are displayed, including a 1906 steam engine. Flat-beds, tankers and passenger cars are featured as well. Smaller artifacts on display include exclusive china patterns, which were often designed for specific trains, as well as lanterns and tools. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Funding of restoration is exclusively through private donations. Bring cash as credit cards are not accepted.
Chandler Museum aims at preserving the rich history of the natives of Chandler. The museum houses an extensive collection of writings, antique objects, photograph as well as audio and video recordings. Visitors get to hear first-hand accounts of the people, as they gather here to narrate their tales. The museum has set up kiosks in various parks to get children acquainted with the heritage of the land.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, is an exhibition area within Mesa Arts Center, a name synonymous with contemporary art. This place houses five galleries, each displaying unique creations by aspiring artists as well as established, renowned ones. Visitors are amazed to discover the creative vision reflected in each exhibition. 'Fire & Sand' and 'Glass Sessionism' are just few examples of this ingenuity. For those who wish to hone their artistic skills after browsing through this inspiring collection, can enroll for the various workshops and lectures conducted here. Some of these exhibits have been worked upon by artists for decades.
If a fan of contemporary art, then the Mesa Arts Center is the place for you. This place constantly displays art work created by both well-known artists as well as amateurs. Enter and be amazed in this world of canvas and colors. However that is not all; check their website to know more about their performing arts schedule. With comfortable seating, a great stage view and superb acoustics, you are bound to enjoy all of their scheduled performances.
Enjoy a powerful movie experience at this 407 seat theatre that features a six story high, 82 foot wide screen powered by an IMAX digital sound system.
The site for this museum was completed in 1991, in what was once the 36,000 square-foot (3344.51 square meter) Tempe Public Library. This exhibit gallery sets its focus on the preservation and interpretation of Tempe's history. The museum also includes the Petersen House Museum, a Queen Anne Victorian house which showcases Tempe's daily life at the turn of the century. Permanent and changing exhibits and educational programs address Tempe's history from a state and national perspective.
Arizona's premier museum of southwestern cultural and natural history, the Mesa Southwest Museum features the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the state. This 80,000 square foot facility holds 58,000 objects in its collection. Located on the second floor of the museum, the Mesa Southwest Museum Research Library is a non-circulating library specializing in southwest natural and cultural history.
Visit the prehistoric era and learn about the fascinating world of dinosaurs. The Arizona Museum of Natural History has done a commendable job in preserving and presenting these creatures, in addition to other exhibits that are dedicated to local anthropology and natural history. The museum takes visitors right back to the time when the earth was formed. Galleries in the museum display replicas and give visitors the opportunity to understand the aspects of paleontology. Ongoing exhibitions include Origins, Dinosaur Hall, Paleo Dig Pit, Heritage Wall, Fun with History!, Exploration Station and many more. Check out their website to help plan you visit ahead.
The Arizona Museum for Youth is for children of all ages. Interactive activities have been the hallmark of this unique museum, making it a fun place to be, with its hands-on activities, classes and workshops. With two galleries, ArtVille, a permanent exhibition and activity zone for toddlers and ArtZone, for kids who are five and older, it aims to promote artistic creativity through fine art. It is also a great place for grown-ups, whether parents or not, to enjoy a memorable outing.
Halle Heart Children's Museum, managed by the American Heart Association, aims at inculcating a healthy lifestyle among children and adults. This is a good place to bring your kids to educate them about the most vital organ in our body: the heart. The museum is filled with replicas of the human and animal organs while the interactive displays, film screenings, special programs for students and other themed-events contribute to the entertaining and enlightening experience. To visit the museum, schedule an appointment and hop on to a tour of the facility.