The Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is dedicated to providing public education, the preservation of minerals and meteorites while also serving the research needs of professionals, students and collectors. The collection is world-wide in scope, but with specific emphasis on minerals from Arizona and Mexico.
Explore the oldest continually-maintained public green space in Arizona. The entire University campus is designated an arboretum as it houses a diverse collection of plants from dry climates around the world. Take a guided tour with an expert or use our convenient printed or mobile self-guided tours.
The History of Pharmacy Museum is the best-kept secret at the University of Arizona. Its unique collection documents the pharmacy profession from the 19th and 20th centuries, complete with a full-scale replica of an old-time drugstore and the collection from the Upjohn Pharmacy in Disneyland.
Learn the insightful stories trees can tell, including fire history, climate conditions, and even public health. This globally recognized lab advances tree-ring techniques and applications within the social and environmental sciences. Docent-led tours are offered several days each month and are approximately one hour.
See the world differently. The College of Optical Sciences offers a close-up view of its collection of historic telescopes, microscopes, lenses, and cameras. These spectacular specimens represent the world’s most respected instrument makers, dating back to the 18th century.
Explore crystal clear visions of our universe from atop Mt. Lemmon using Arizona’s largest dedicated public telescopes. The spectacular SkyNights StarGazing program, Astronomer Nights, and additional workshops are must-sees for the astro-tourist. You can also download the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter app from your app store.
Reflect on the enormity of telescope technology as you tour the behind-the-scenes processes required to make the world’s largest, most complex telescope mirrors. The lenses to the universe are created right below the Arizona Stadium.
The Space Imagery Center in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory houses archive materials from Apollo, Viking, Magellan and other missions. LPL has been involved in NASA missions since the first robotic mission to the moon, Ranger, and now leads the OSIRIS-REx mission, which will collect and return a sample from asteroid Bennu.