Street Address
1421 W. Pima Mine Rd.
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Mailing Address
1421 W. Pima Mine Rd.
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
phone: 520-625-7513
Discovery Center Summer Hours of Operation Begining May 31st:
Tuesday - Friday9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Tours Saturday ONLY: 9:30A.M., 11:00 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 3:30 P.M. (Please call for reservation)
Theater & Garden - Free Mine Tour prices: $ 8.00 Adults $ 6.00 Seniors (62+ years) $ 5.00 Children (5-12 years) Free Children (0-4 years)
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Sandra Elizondo, Director
phone: 520-625-0879


The Asarco Mineral Discovery Center offers mine tours, school programs, and free exhibits to carry out this vision. The AMDC is supported primarily by gift shop and ticket sales with additional funding from ASARCO LLC.


The Asarco Mineral Discovery Center shall communicate the vital importance of the mining industry in our civilization, educate students and teachers in the earth sciences, and preserve part of the mining history of Arizona, and the Western United States.


Opened in February of 1997, the Asarco Mineral Discovery Center is designed to convey the vital importance of mining in our civilization. Everything that we use everyday was somehow extracted from the earth -- either by farming or by mining, and "if it can't be grown, it has to be mined."


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop