Clarion Hotel Phoenix - Chandler
5121 E. La Puente Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: (480) 893-3900
Fax: (480) 496-0815
Arts & Museums
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.
Located on the main campus of Arizona State University, the ASU Art Museum is one of the finest places to see contemporary arts, Southwestern and Latino arts in the Phoenix Metro area. The museum has over 12,000 works in its permanent collection, which was established in 1950. Particularly impressive collections include that of American crafts, prints, Southwestern art and Latin American art. Some well-known artists represented in the permanent collection include Diego Rivera, Deborah Butterfield, Edward Hopper, Francisco Goya and Georgia O'Keefe.
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.
Center for Meteorite Studies, a part of the Arizona State University, houses an extensive collection of meteorites. The collection numbering in the thousands supports global geological and planetary research.
Chandler Museum aims at preserving the rich history of the natives of Chandler. The museum houses an extensive collection of writings, antique objects, photograph as well as audio and video recordings. Visitors get to hear first-hand accounts of the people, as they gather here to narrate their tales. The museum has set up kiosks in various parks to get children acquainted with the heritage of the land.
Phoenix Airport Museum, is a unique feature of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This museum houses more than 500 works of art. These collections include exhibits that have been purchased in the 1960s. A popular feature at this museum is the aircraft used in the World War I, that has been restored and has been kept on display. Visitors get a glimpse into the traditional artwork of the region through the exhibits.
Exhibited at Pueblo Grande Museum & Archeological Park are the ruins of a prehistoric settlement of people who lived, farmed and prospered for centuries in this region. Known as the Hohokam, they built their first irrigation system more than 1000 years ago. They were the first people in the area to develop this kind of canal system. Traverse the actual ruins to discover their methods of adobe construction. Phoenix's lone National Historic Landmark, sections include an authentic ball court, irrigation canals and a football field-sized platform mound. A gift shop is located within the museum for those looking for souvenirs.
This museum's aim is to preserve and offer education on Central Arizona's history, from prehistoric times up through the 20th Century. Through many types of collections and exhibits, it offers interpretation of Arizona's transformed Salt River Valley region. Various subjects are covered, from Arizona's agriculture to the effects of World War II on the area. During specific hours, guests can visit an extensive library that includes more than 19,000 architectural drawings in a special collection, as well as many other resources.
Children and adults alike will adore this museum that explores the past and present of firefighting. Marvel at restored firefighting equipment, including artifacts from the 1700s and fully restored firefighting trucks. Pose for a photo by the horse drawn fire engine then check out old firefighting helmets. Kids will love the parts of the museum that allow you to interact with the displays, including trying on a uniform and climbing aboard a firetruck. Although the museum mainly focuses on firefighting in the United States, there are international artifacts.