About MNA

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is a private, non-profit, educational institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona at the base of the beautiful San Francisco Peaks. The Museum was founded in 1928 by a group of Flagstaff citizens to protect and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of northern Arizona through research, collections, conservation, and education.

The Museum has evolved into a regional center of learning with collections, exhibits, educational programs, publications, and research projects that serve thousands of people each year. MNA is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.



The mission of the Museum of Northern Arizona is to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage.

The Museum reaffirms the core tenets of the mission established by the founders in 1928:


The Museum of Northern Arizona is a warm and vibrant place of ideas, with a strong local identity, a regional focus, and an international perspective. Our vision for the Museum is that:


The Museum of Northern Arizona is committed to:

Adopted by the MNA Board of Trustees, June 26, 2004.


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