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, Innovation and Impact (RII). 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's Office of Research, Innovation and Impact 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 AMMNRE Museum will work closely with other UA recognized destinations and museums 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.

For the museum's full history, click here.
For the history of the mineral collection, click here.

Museum volunteers

Monday Crew volunteers in front of the Swallow Mine Stamp Mill, located in front of our historic 1921 building.