About Us

A Re-envisioned 21st Century Museum

The Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Education (AMMNRE) Museum is a rebirth of the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum under the University of Arizona’s Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation. Currently in development at the historic Polly Rosenbaum building on the Capitol Mall in Phoenix, the AMMNRE Museum will showcase the historical, cultural, economic, and social contributions of the mining, mineral, timber, livestock and agricultural industries of Arizona through education, research and outreach. 

The Museum’s end-state vision is to create a recognized destination for life-long experiential learning, showcasing current knowledge, cutting-edge research and industry innovation. This vision includes the transformation of the dormant 1921 building into interactive galleries, idea labs, maker spaces, offices and public engagement spaces.

The University of Arizona (UA) Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation (RDI) oversees the Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resource Education Museum as part of its interdisciplinary enterprise of cultural institutions, university centers & institutes, corporate engagement services, core facilities and research development services. The AMMNREM will work closely with other UA recognized destinations (e.g. Biosphere 2, Arizona State Museum, Mt. Lemmon Sky Center) to leverage their intellectual resources and strengthen UA’s position by advancing collaborative research, scholarship, and engagement at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

Building improvements at the Polly Rosenbaum building, 2018.