Family Fun Saturdays begin this week at the Arizona State Capitol Museum. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and this Saturday will feature a visit by Arizona State Mine Inspector Joe Hart, who will be at the museum with some mining safety-related activities for kids.
Admission to the museum is always free.
Most people spend very little time at the state capitol and the old building itself is a treat to explore. Look up at the capitol dome from the inside or look down from above at a mosaic of the state seal.
Visitors can sit in the original seats in the old Arizona House of Representatives, where the state constitution was written and passed, and see replicas of old state offices.
Old telephones allow you to listen to parts of Arizona oral histories. Complete recordings can be heard online at the Arizona Memory Project.
Interested in how a bill becomes a law? There’s an app—or at least an exhibit—for that. The silver tea service from the USS Arizona is on display as well as paintings and photographs depicting Arizona history and geographical features.
The Arizona State Capitol Museum is also open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. And yes, the museum includes a museum store.