We  will be Tentatively* REOPENING 

Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Until then, the museum is closed to the public.

Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.

*Per safety guidelines.

New Hours

Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

Special Hours

*10am -11am is Reserved for Members and At-Risk Persons (65 yrs+ and those with pre-existing conditions)

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Advanced Timed Ticket Admission purchase (members are to reserve free tickets through the member portal) with limited number of admissions to ensure physical distancing and controlled occupancy quota per time period. Members are to sign in in the member portal with the email associated with their Western Spirit membership in order to reserve member tickets.

Member portal will be temporarily unavailable Sep 18-22, 2020.

Please obtain your tickets early to avoid the line!

Pre-purchased or reserved member mobile (or printed) tickets will be scanned upon entry. (tickets will be available at Visitor Services desk for purchase if occupancy quota is not met for that time period)  

Face coverings are required for adults and children over 2yrs.  Temperature will be taken prior to admission. 


Holiday Closures 

Closed Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Closed Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24, 2020
Closed Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2020
Closed New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, December 31, 2020

Closed New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2021
Closed Easter: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Closed Memorial Day: Monday, May 31, 2021
Closed Independence Day: Saturday, July 4, 2021
Closed Labor Day: Monday, September 6, 2021

Admission Prices
Adults: $20
Seniors (65+) and Active Military: $15
Students (Full-time with ID) and Children (6-17): $9
Members and Children 5 and Under: FREE

Thursdays, November-April: Scottsdale residents with proof of residence (e.g., driver’s license, utility bill) receive FREE museum admission. (Please note: The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day. Admission rates apply May-October.)


Coming Soon! SELF-GUIDED TOUR APP To assist social distancing, recorded information from exhibit panels throughout the galleries are now on the audio tour guide APP for members and those who have purchased admission tickets. Download the tour guide app to your smartphone or access it by phone call. If interested, please bring your own headphones. (Group Tours are not available at this time.)

Group Tours have been temporarily suspended per safety guidelines until further notice.
For Group Tour information and reservations, click here, or
Please contact Membership and Visitor Services Coordinator Kerry LaMountain at  480-686-9539 x 207.

Lobby_Western Spirit_Scottsdales Museum of the WestThe museum has two, push wheelchairs on-site that guests can sign out at the main Visitor Services desk. The wheelchairs are free-of-charge, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required to sign out each wheelchair.

Photo by Bill Timmerman. Courtesy Studio Ma, Architect