Collections Tours

Tours are generally at 4 pm, on third Fridays.

Children must be 10 years of age or older.

(Well-behaved children as young as 6 are welcomed on the paleontology tour.)

The Museum of Northern Arizona has extensive cultural, natural science and fine arts holdings. Does it make you wonder why a museum would maintain such a wonderful collection when only a small portion is on display? Come on a collections tour only if you want to see something beyond the average tourist offering. Besides viewing collections, you will find out about their life behind the scenes - who uses them, who borrows them, what current projects are underway, and why they exist. You can also find out how to care for your own family heirlooms.


March 15 Archaeology Gwenn Gallenstein 

April 19 Archives with Melissa Lawton 

May 17 Botany with Kirstin Phillips 

June 21 Fine Arts with Alan Peterson 

July 19 Ethnology with Tony Thibodeau 

August 16 Fine Arts with Amber King 

September 20 Archaeology with Gwenn Gallenstein 

October 18 Archives with Melissa Lawton 

November 15 Ethnology with Tony Thibodeau 

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Collections Tour Information for Attendees

  • Most collection storage areas are ADA accessible, but please let us know if you or your group has any special needs or requests.
  • Bring only necessary personal items. Bags, purses, bulky coats and other items must be left in a secured area in collections before the tour begins.
  • Closed shoes and long pants are recommended.