Clarion Hotel Phoenix - Chandler
5121 E. La Puente Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: (480) 893-3900
Fax: (480) 496-0815
Arts & Museums
Enjoy a powerful movie experience at this 407 seat theatre that features a six story high, 82 foot wide screen powered by an IMAX digital sound system.
Halle Heart Children's Museum, managed by the American Heart Association, aims at inculcating a healthy lifestyle among children and adults. This is a good place to bring your kids to educate them about the most vital organ in our body: the heart. The museum is filled with replicas of the human and animal organs while the interactive displays, film screenings, special programs for students and other themed-events contribute to the entertaining and enlightening experience. To visit the museum, schedule an appointment and hop on to a tour of the facility.
The site for this museum was completed in 1991, in what was once the 36,000 square-foot (3344.51 square meter) Tempe Public Library. This exhibit gallery sets its focus on the preservation and interpretation of Tempe's history. The museum also includes the Petersen House Museum, a Queen Anne Victorian house which showcases Tempe's daily life at the turn of the century. Permanent and changing exhibits and educational programs address Tempe's history from a state and national perspective.
This culturally diverse public University is the third largest in the U.S., with nearly 50,000 full- and part-time students on all local campuses. The main educational center is located in Tempe, with satellites in Mesa and northwest Phoenix. In downtown Phoenix you will find another major extension. Quality degree programs are offered here from baccalaureate to doctorate. Awarded the status of Research I Institution in 1994, ASU is recognized as a leading-edge research facility. While you're on campus, check out ASU's Art Museum.
This center is home to the ASU Art Museum, the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, and the University Dance Laboratory. Other features include a 12 foot wall outdoor projection screen and outdoor performance spaces.
Established in 1950, the Arizona State University Art Museum is housed in Nelson Fine Arts Center and the Cermamics Research Center on ASU's principal campus in Tempe. Featuring seven galleries, you will find an impressive range of contemporary art displays in this sprawling center. Spend the afternoon on an art-appreciation tour showcasing opulent ceramic and print collections as well as exhibitions by American and Latin artists. While the rotating exhibits change every quarter and gives the museum versatility, the expansive permanent ones offers an interesting aspect of art that is an imitation of real life. The Art Museum is an amalgamation of rich culture and artistic creations.
Get a dose of local history at the Museum of Anthropology, which is a part of the Arizona State University. Grab the opportunity to view the exhibits displayed, that will give you an insight in the rocky arid desert, that Arizona was continues to be. The exhibits also take you into the lives of the natives, who have occupied this land for years and the cultural changes they have undergone with the advent of modernization. Do not miss out on the exhibit 'Room for the Dead', which offers you a glimpse into every aspect of a native's life. Another favorite of the visitors is 'Choosing the Good', which displays research done on the manner in which people from different communities form across the globe, resolve the same dilemma in different ways.
Interactive exhibits and contemporary history exhibits are on display at this museum. A research library and gift store are on site. Guided tours are available.
This collection features contemporary American works of art, but focuses more on Southwestern styles of art.
Five to six technology related exhibits including historical technology exhibits, integrated media exhibits, and technology-generated artwork are featured yearly at this gallery . They are open Monday through Friday.
View traveling exhibits at this gallery that focuses on architecture, designs, landscapes, and urban planning. Open Monday through Friday.
A variety of reptile displays, including the only complete living collection of all 18 sub-species of Arizona native rattlesnakes, are exhibited at this center. There are also skulls and skeletons of indigenous wildlife on display. They are open Monday through Friday.