Visiting Our Collections

Self Guided Tours

Whether you can spend a day, or an hour, your trip to campus will be an enjoyable one. There are two dozen locations to view, plus the Public Art Collection and the Arboretum (both which are throughout the entire campus). Put on your walking shoes, plot your route, and enjoy everything from Cuban art to minerals to the latest photos of Mars. You can see our Museums map for collection locations.

Special Tours

Several of the locations are available by appointment only, but they are more than willing to accomodate custom tours for any group. Please contact us if you have any questions about arranging special tours.

Parking

Visitor parking is available throughout the campus. For a more detailed map of meter and lot locations, see the ASU Map Web site. If you have any questions regarding parking, please see the ASU Parking & Transportation Web site.

 

Collections

Arboretum at ASU

Arizona's largest public arboretum, ASU's Tempe campus arboretum has a portion of the largest
public date palm collection in North America, with the remainder being as ASU's
Polytechnic campus arboretum. Included are collections of palms, conifers,
cacti, succulents, and desert accent plants. The arboretum self-guided tour is
available online at: https://cfo.asu.edu/fdm-arboretum-plantcollections.

Location:

Tempe Campus and Polytechnic Campus

Phone: (480) 965-2682

Website: http://cfo.asu.edu/fdm-arboretum

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Archaeological Research Institute

The Archaeological Research Institute was established to preserve archaeological materials and associated data, to pursue related research activities, and to conduct educational programs to disseminate knowledge of the past to Arizona’s citizens. ARI trains students, and encourages Native American involvement, in collections management and museum operations.

Location:

Tempe Center
University Drive and Mill Avenue

Phone: (480) 965-9231

Website: http://archaeology.asu.edu

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Arizona Collection

An archival repository and special library that collects, preserves and makes accessible publications documenting the American Southwest and archival materials primarily documenting central Arizona. Strengths of the collection are 20th century Arizona politics, including papers of eleven members of Congress, the Central Arizona Project and water resource management, urban planning, historic preservation and development.

Location:

Luhrs Reading Room, 4th floor Hayden Library, Cady Mall,Arizona State University Tempe campus.

 

 

Phone: 480-965-4932 (Luhrs Reading Room reference desk)

Website: http://libguides.asu.edu/arizonacollection

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ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center

Named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America magazine, the ASU Art Museum presents contemporary art in interactive formats, with emphasis on new ideas and media. The museum, which is part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, serves a diverse community of artists and audiences through innovative programming. It hosts an annual short film and video festival as well as a family fun day.

Location:

Nelson Fine Arts Center 10th Street and Mill Avenue

Phone: (480) 965-2787

Website: http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu

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ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

Named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America magazine, the ASU Art Museum presents contemporary art in interactive formats, with emphasis on new ideas and media. The museum, which is part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, serves a diverse community of artists and audiences through innovative programming. It hosts an annual short film and video festival as well as a family fun day.

Location:

Nelson Fine Arts Center 10thStreet and Mill Avenue

Phone: (480) 965-2787

Website: http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu

ASU Art Museum Internation Residency

Phone: (480) 727-8173

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ASU ArtSpace West

ArtSpace West hosts a variety of interdisciplinary and experimental artistic works, from visual to performance and installation art, showcasing the works of faculty, students and prominent national and international artists.

Location:

4701 West Thunderbird Road, Phoenix
Second floor of the University Center building UCB-228
ASU West Campus

Phone: (602) 543-ARTS (2787)

Website: http://campus.asu.edu/west/events

ASU West Fletcher Library

Exhibits reflect the scholarly, historical, social, and cultural concerns of the West Campus and its community.

Location:

4701 West ThunderbirdRoad, Phoenix
University Center Building
ASU West Campus

Phone: (602) 543-8502

Website: http://lib.asu.edu

Benedict Visual Literacy Collection

Location:

Hayden Library

Website: http://m.lib.asu.edu/archives/benedict

Bill and Judy Schaefer Sports Hall of Fame

Honors ASU’s distinguished athletes, coaches and teams. Interactive displays, video and a comprehensive collection of memorabilia make this a must visit for Sun Devil fans.

Location:

Carson Student-Athlete center
 500 East Veteran’s Way

Phone: (480) 965-3482

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Center for Meteorite Studies

The Center for Meteorite Studies is home to the world’s largest university-based meteorite collection, which houses specimens representing over 1,625 separate meteorite falls. The collection is actively used for geological, planetary, and space science research at ASU and throughout the world.

Location:

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4)

 "2nd floormezzanine".

781 E. Terrace Rd., Tempe, AZ 85287

Phone: (480) 965-6511

Website: http://meteorites.asu.edu/

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Chicano/a Research Collection

An archival repository that collects and preserves Chicano/a and Mexican American history in Arizona and the Southwest. We meet the instructional and research needs of the ASU community and the general public.

Location:

Hayden Library, Luhrs Reading Room, 4th Floor

Phone: (480) 965-4932

Website: http://libguides.asu.edu/chicanocollection

Child Drama Collection

Location:

Hayden Library

Website: http://libguides.asu.edu/childdramacoll

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College of Law Art Collection

Contemporary American works of art with a Southwestern focus.

Location:

Armstrong Hall and Ross-Blakley Law Library
Orange Street and McAllister Avenue

Phone: (480) 965 -6141

Website: http://www.law.asu.edu/library/RossBlakleyLawLibrary/LibraryInformation/Collections.aspx

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Deer Valley Rock Art Center

Operated by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, this 47-acre preserve includes a museum and over 1500 Native American petroglyphs along a easy 1/4 mile trail.

Location:

3711 Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, Arizona

Phone: (623) 582-8007

Website: http://dvrac.asu.edu

Galleries in University Center

The College of Public Programs hosts artwork created by students, faculty and community partners in multiple galleries. The Vault hosts a collection of two-dimensional art, with new exhibits rotating every three months. The 411 Gallery showcases a variety of visual arts submitted by local and national artists. Artwork in the For Your Eyes Only gallery shares artful viewpoints of nonprofit organizations in the Phoenix community and the people they serve. The Emeritus Gallery Exhibits the works of retired faculty members. All galleries participate in selected Phoenix First Friday events. The Light Rail station a Polk and Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix is located directly across the street for easy accessibility from all over the valley.

Location:

411 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
University Center Building
ASU Downtown Phoenix campus

Phone: (480) 496-1168 or (602) 486-0315 for the Vault

Website: http://lib.asu.edu/hours/downtown/select

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Gallery 100

The gallery hosts group exhibitions by graduating BFA students in the ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. Exhibitions change approximately every one to two weeks and cover all studio art disciplines.

Location:

Tempe Center, Suite 199
Southwest corner of University Drive and Mill Avenue

Phone: (480) 965-7044

Website: http://art.asu.edu/gallery/gallery100

Gallery of Design

The Gallery of Design focuses exhibitions on architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, and visual communication design. Changing exhibitions feature top student work for each semester, faculty research and design projects, furniture and special exhibitions from local, national and international designers. A flat projection monitor provides a changing mural of design work, college information and announcements.

Location:

College of Design South Building
Forest Mall and University Drive

Phone: (480) 965-3536

Website: http://design.asu.edu/about/facilities_gallery.php

Gammage Auditorium

In the building created by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Gammage exhibits visual arts in its lobby galleries.

Location:

Gammage Parkway and Mill Avenue

Phone: (480) 965-6912

Website: http://asugammage.com/visitor-information/visual-arts

Graduate Student Center Gallery

The Center hosts small exhibitions of two-dimensional artworks made, curated, organized and juried by graduate students at ASU. Organized by the Graduate Professional Student Association.

Location:

Center for Family Studies Building
Forest Mall and University Drive

Phone: (480) 727-9870

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Harry Wood Gallery

This gallery features exhibitions in all media by students completing their MFA degrees.

Location:

Art Building
Forest Mall and Tyler Mall

Phone: (480) 965-8521

Website: http://art.asu.edu/gallery/harrywood

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Hispanic Research Center Art Gallery

The Hispanic research Center exhibits work from its own collection and by visiting artists. Exhibitions have included work by Luis Jimenez, Ester Hernandez, Malaquias Montoya, and many others.

Location:

Interdisciplinary Building,A-Wing, Second Floor
Orange Mall ad Cady Mall

Phone: (480) 965-3990

Website: http://asu.edu/clas/hrc/art

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Institute of Human Origins

The Institute of Human Origins’ cast collection of fossil human ancestors is one of the largest of its kind in North America. It includes the only complete cast collection of Australopithecus afarensis (the species to which the famous fossil “Lucy” belongs) in the world. Researchers and students from ASU and other institutions study the collection as part of scientific research on the fascinating evolutionary history of human and our closest relatives.

Location:

Social Sciences Building, Room103
Tyler Mall and Cady Mall

Phone: (480) 727-6580

Website: http://iho.asu.edu

Kerr Cultural Center

Location:

6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona

Phone: (480) 996-2660

Website: http://asukerr.com

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Labriola National American Indian Data Center

The Labriola National American Indian Data Center was officially dedicated on April 1, 1993. The Center was made possible by the vision of Frank and Mary Labriola, whose generous endowment gift supports its work. It is their wish that "the Labriola Center be a source of education and pride for all Native Americans." The Labriola National American Indian Data Center, part of the ASU Libraries, is a research collection international in scope that brings together in one location current and historic information on government, culture, religion and world view, social life and customs, tribal history, and information on individuals from the United States, Canada, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Mexico. The Labriola Center provides a facility that responds to the unique issues and needs of its users. Its reference personnel are prepared to research, answer questions, or make referrals to other research centers on all topics dealing with North American Indian Tribes.

Location:

Hayden Library, 2nd Floor

Phone: 480-965-6490

Website: http://libguides.asu.edu/LabriolaCenter

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Life Sciences Center Living Collections

See a variety of reptile displays, including the only complete living collection of all eighteen sub-species of Arizona native rattlesnakes. Located in the halls of the A-wing, take a self guided tour of the many living snakes and reptiles housed within.

Location:

Life Sciences Center, A-Wing
Tyler Mall and Palm Walk

Phone: (480) 965-3396

Website: https://sols.asu.edu/about-us/collections

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Luhrs Gallery, Archives and Manuscripts

The Gallery offers changing exhibits of photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and artifacts selected from distinct research collections:

  • The Arizona Collection collects, preserves and makes accessible publications documenting the American Southwest and archival materials primarily documenting central Arizona. Strengths of the collection are 20th century Arizona politics, including papers of eleven members of Congress, the Central Arizona Project and water resource management, urban planning, historicpreservation and development.
  • Chicano Research
  • Child Drama
  • Labriola National American Indian Data Center
  • Special Collections
  • Irene A. and Joel A. Benedict Visual Literacy
  • The University Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible publications, official records and faculty papers documenting the history of Arizona State University and its’ students, faculty and administration.

Location:

Hayden Library, 4th Floor
Orange Mall and Cady Mall

Phone: (480) 965-4925

Website: http://asu.edu/lib/archives/galleries.htm

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

NASA is returning to the Moon with the launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to pursue fundamental questions about history of earth, the solar system, the universe, and about our place in them. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) is one of seven instruments aboard the LRO engaged in a mapping mission of nearest celestial neighbor. Visitors can tour the LROC Science Operations Center Visitor Gallery to see the largest images and to see ASU scientists and mission specialists at work.

Location:

Interdisciplinary Building, A-Wing, Room A120C
Orange Mall and Cady Mall

Phone: (480) 965-9562

Website: http://lroc.sese.asu.edu

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Mars Space Flight Facility

The Mars Space Flight Facility supports the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) on the Mars Odyssey spacecraft and the Mini-TES (Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometers) on the Mars Exploration Rovers. The facility also houses the ASU Mars Education Program, which provides opportunities for teachers and students to join in the excitement of Mars exploration. School group tours are available by appointment.
Email: marsed@asu.edu

Location:

Moeur Building
Orange Mall and Forest Mall

Phone: (480) 965-1790 Tours: (480) 965-1788

Website: http://www.mars.asu.edu/ap/about/index.html

Marston Exploration Theater

Location:

ISTB-4

Website: http://sese.asu.edu/planetarium

Memorial Union Art Café

The Memorial Union Art Café provides an avenue for ASU students, faculty and staff alumni to showcase performing and visual arts. The Art Café often displays abstract art, mixed media, photography prints, drawings, and paintings.

Location:

Memorial Unionbuilding in Einstein Bros. Bagels

Phone: (480) 965-5728

Website: http://www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/mu/art cafe.htm

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Memorial Union Art Collection

The Memorial Union’s permanent art collection is comprised of paintings, fine art prints, photographs, sculptures and tapestries created by students, faculty, and alumni from ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts as well as other recognized artists.

Location:

Memorial Union, 2nd FloorOrange Mall and Cady Mall

Phone: (480) 965-5728

Website: http://www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/mu/art_collection.htm

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Museum of Anthropology

This museum features changing exhibits on human origins, archaeology, culture and society. Exhibits reflect the research interests of faculty and students, and support the Museum’s mission to encourage appreciation for different forms of cultural adaptation to a complex and dynamic world.

Location:

School of Human Evolution and Social Change Building, Room 240
Cady Mall and Tyler Mall

Phone: (480) 956-6224

Website: http://asuma.asu.edu

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Natural History Collections

The Natural history Collection in ASU’s School of Life Sciences is comprised of nine collections that directly support the University’s teaching, research and public outreach functions. The holdings emphasize flora and fauna from the arid southwestern region of North America, especially Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Collectively, the holdings rank among the largest collections of Sonoran desert biota in the world.

Location:

Life Sciences Center
Tyler Mall and Palm Walk

Phone: (480) 965-1626

Website: http://nhc.asu.edu

Natural History Collections - Entomology

Location:

Life Sciences Center, A-Wing

Website: http://nhc.asu.edu/zoology/insects

Chilopsis linearis- Desert Willow

Natural History Collections-Herbarium

Location:

Life Sciences Center, A-Wing

Website: http://nhc.asu.edu/vpherbarium/

Natural History Collections-Mammals

Location:

Life Sciences Center, A-Wing

Website: http://nhc.asu.edu/zoology/mammals

Natural History Collections-Plant Fossils

Location:

Life Sciences Center, A-Wing, Room 99

Website: http://nhc.asu.edu/fossilplants/collections.html

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Night Gallery

Night gallery is a partnership between Vestar Corporation's Tempe Marketplace and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The Night Gallery is located near Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The experimental space produces a new subjective that operates without hierarchy, exploring the newly conceived role a university can play outside of its expected domain. The space also stages unique performances including music, dance, readings and theatre and film.

Location:

Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

Phone: (480) 965-6536

Website: http://art.asu.edu/facilities

Northlight Gallery

This gallery presents photographic exhibitions of contemporary and historical significance, as well as exhibitions of photography students from the ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Location:

Matthews Hall, Room 101A
Tyler Mall and Forest Mall

Phone: (480) 965-6517

Website: http://art.asu.edu/gallery/northlight

Old Main

Completed in 1888, Old Main holds rich tradition for ASU and the state. Through a $5.7 million campaign, the Alumni Association refurbished the landmark to the period of its construction. Today it serves as a place where alumni can always return. ASU memorabilia and archives are on display for viewing in the lobby. The building is also available for special events, conferences and weddings.

Location:

Palm Walk and University Drive

Phone: (480) 965-2586

Website: http://alumni.asu.edu/support/preserve-old-main

Public Art at ASU

From depression-era murals to contemporary sculptures, ASU’s public art reflects the rich historic traditions of the university and Arizona. The public art of ASU welcomes the surrounding community and provides a lively forum for discussion about art and the context in which it was created. Information on walking tours is available at the ASU Visitor Center, Memorial Union, and Student Services buildings.

Location:

Tempe Campus

 

Website: http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/public_art

School of Transborder Studies-Map collection

Location:

1120 S. Cady Mall-Administration B-165

Website: http://sts.asu.edu/collections

Special Collections

Location:

Hayden Library

Website: http://www.asu.edu/lib/speccoll/

Step Gallery

The gallery is a proposal-driven and student-run gallery in the ASU Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. Exhibition proposals are solicited from the School of Art community, and reviewed and selected by the school’s gallery and exhibitions committee. Exhibitions change every one to two weeks and feature art in all different media.

Location:

Tempe Center, Suite 174
Southwest corner of University Drive and Mill Avenue

Phone: (480) 965-7044

Website: http://art.asu.edu/gallery/step

The Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies

One of a network of seventeen Regional Planetary Image Facility data centers established by NASA to archive planetary images for use by the scientific and educational communities, The Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies (formerly the Space Photography Laboratory) houses images and maps from all US space missions as well as an extensive library of mission documentation, scientific journals and Earth and planetary publications. Tours are available for schools and homeschoolers.

Location:

Bateman Physical Sciences Center F-Wing 513A
Palm Walk and University Drive

Phone: (480) 965-7029

Website: http://rhea.la.asu.edu

Dr. Troy Péwé examining geological samples, ca. 1962. University Archives Photographs, ASU Libraries

University Archives

An archival repository and special library that collects, preserves and makes accessible publications, official records and faculty papers documenting the history of Arizona State University and its’ students, faculty and administration.

Location:

Luhrs Reading Room, 4th floor Hayden Library, Cady Mall,Arizona State University Tempe campus.

Phone: 480.965.4932 (Luhrs Reading Room reference desk)

Website: http://libguides.asu.edu/univarchives