Sunday, May 01, 2011

Mining & Mineral Museum closes for conversion to centennial centerpiece

The Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum in Phoenix shut down yesterday, according to blogger Dick Zimmerman, about a month earlier than many expected, to start its conversion to the tentatively named "Arizona Experience" in celebration of the Arizona Centennial in 2012.

The museum is expected to re-open in Fall 2012.

The Flagg Foundation and others who have minerals on loan to the museum began removing them last week in preparation for the remodeling.


  1. Rats! I want my mining and mineral museum! Don't know how I feel about the whole AZ Experience thing . . .

  2. Some report seeing a brochure promoting the Arizona Experience Museum. The mineral display is said to limited to 500 square feet.