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.


MNA is a gateway to understanding the Colorado Plateau, engaging local, regional and global audiences with life-enriching knowledge and experiences.

We illuminate the connections between people, place, and time through science, art,
and culture.

Adopted by the MNA Board of Trustees, June 24, 2022.


Gift Acceptance Policy

To assist donors and their advisors, MNA developed this gift acceptance policy to set forth policies and procedures for acceptance of charitable gifts to the Museum and its affiliated Foundation. It is our hope that this document will help guide donors as they consider including the Museum in their philanthropy and we have included information and opportunities to commemorate and recognize our donors.

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Privacy Policy

The Museum is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online visitors.  We do not collect or share your personal information when you visit our website.  We do not sell, exchange, or release your personal information.

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