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Upcoming Events


The Ant Empire: Strength in Community
Opening February 16, 2019
A colony of honeypot ants is taking up residence in the Discovery Room. Some of these fascinating insects store sweet liquids in their swollen abdomens. Honeypot ants, Myrmecocystus, are native to Arizona, where they live in nests underground. The living display at MNA gives visitors a peek into their complex community.

This exhibition is generously supported by Isaac’s Ant Foundation and dedicated to the memory of Isaac Calley

historic beer

Brew for MNA!
Win the chance to brew a Historic Beer!

Raffle tickets are $10 Each of 5 for $40
One lucky winner will be able to bring four friends to Historic Brewing Company on May 11 and create a signature beer for the Museum of Northern Arizona. Raffle tickets on sale now at the museum or online. The winner will be drawn on March 9. Need not be present to win, but the more tickets you buy, the better your chances!


Moon & Stars: A fundraiser with Ted Danson
March 9, 7 to 9 pm, Tickets $100 for members/ $150 for non-members
Enjoy an evening fundraising event with actor Ted Danson, who came to fame as bartender Sam Malone on Cheers and now stars in The Good Place on NBC. Danson spent part of his youth at MNA, where his father was director from 1959 to 1975. Buffet dinner, cash bar, casual dress. Buy tickets online or by calling 928-774-5211, ext 227.