Welcome to the Arizona State Museum, the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest! Come experience the vibrant and enduring Native cultures of the region through content-rich exhibits, dynamic docent tours, engaging programs, exciting travel tours, hand-on workshops, a research library, and an educational museum store.
Established by the territorial legislature in 1893, Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region, focusing on the indigenous cultures of Arizona, the US Southwest, and northern Mexico.
Travel back in time to visit this ancient culture that flourished in central and southern Arizona for 1000 years, from approximately A.D. 450 to 1450. Known for complex irrigation systems, extraordinary pottery, and remarkable jewelry, the Hohokam numbered around 40,000 during their zenith, ca. A.D. 1300, but fewer than 10,000 were present only 200 years later.