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Museum of Northern Arizona

We have all heard the expression: “It’s a one-of-a-kind experience,” but in the case of Flagstaff’s Museum of Northern Arizona, this venue should not be missed.

Museum of Northern Arizona Mission 

The mission of the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) 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.

Get To Know The Museum

The Museum is a private, non-profit, member-based institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona at the base of the beautiful San Francisco Peaks, just minutes from the heart of the city. The Museum was founded in 1928 by Harold S. Colton and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton and was originally established to protect and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of northern Arizona through research, collections, conservation and education. 


Today, the Museum has evolved into a regional center of learning with very unique collections, exhibits, educational programs, publications, and research projects that serve thousands of people each year. As the only accredited museum within 150 miles of Flagstaff, the Museum of Northern Arizona plays a vital role as interpreter of the Colorado Plateau. 

The museum’s world-class collection is regarded as one of the finest in the entire country. When visiting Flagstaff, the Museum of Northern Arizona should be on your “must visit list.” 

Located at 3101 North Fort Valley Road. OPEN Thursday – Sunday 10AM – 4 PM. Children under 9 are FREE. Call: 928-774-5213 or go online to: musnaz.org

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