Why Phoenix?

  • Nearly 200 museums throughout the state including 70 in the metropolitan Phoenix
  • Diverse populations including 22 tribal nations (Arizona)
  • Rich diverse art and culture environment worth exploring

You’ll get a chance to experience many of Phoenix’s flagship cultural institutions with our many tours, receptions, and special events.

Plan Your Visit

Join in one of the nation’s largest, self-guided artwalks at #PHXFridays at Roosevelt Row Friday, May 4th from 6pm to 11pm with free event shuttles available through out downtown and from the Phoenix Art Museum. Tour galleries, venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and enjoy the spirit and culture of the city as you mingle with other residents and visitors.

Looking for somewhere to eat? How about experiencing James Beard Award winners Pizzeria Bianco or Nobuo at Teeter House. Both are right next to The Rosson House, Phoenix Children’s Museum, and the Arizona Science Center!

Show your name badge and receive free admission to the following museums during the Annual Meeting:

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History
  • Arizona Science Center
  • The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • The Children’s Museum of Phoenix
  • Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • Halle Heart Children’s Museum
  • Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum/Mesa Arts Center
  • Musical Instrument Museum (Plus complimentary admission for the Ancient Musical Treasures Exhibit)
  • Museum of Northern Arizona
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Pueblo Grande Museum
  • Taliesin West
  • Tempe History Museum
  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

These museums offer international experiences with distinctively Southwestern contexts. The same can be said for smaller gems such as Taliesin West and the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, both of which attract visitors from around the world.

This is not a comprehensive list of the museums and institutions to be held during the conference, for more information please visit the Schedule-at-a-Glance.