Location and Hours

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day logo

We will open our doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion -- a celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues. One ticket is permitted per email address. Tickets are accepted at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve from 8 a.m. until the last admission at 1 p.m. Your free ticket is available now!

Photo of visitors at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve is an archaeology museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve, and home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area. 

Horseshoe Ranch in Perry Mesa, Arizona

Panel Petroglyph. Horseshoe Ranch, Agua Fria National Monument, Perry Mesa, Arizona. Photo courtesy Shelley Rasmussen, March 16, 2013.

Current Exhibit

Legacy of Landscapes: The Art and Archaeology of Perry Mesa

Featuring the artistry of ASU alumnus photographer Pat Gorraiz, this exhibit explores the landscapes of Perry Mesa and the legacies left behind by the Ancestral People who lived there over a period of several hundred years.

Archaeologists from Arizona State University and federal agencies began researching the mesa in the early 2000s, and that work continues today with School of Human Evolution and Social Change archaeologist David Abbott, retired National Forest Services archaeologist Scott Wood, and many others.

Learn more about past research and publications.


Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, Center for Archaeology & Society


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