Built in 1996, the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center include hand-crafted exhibits, meeting space and a gift shop. The museum which resides on the West Reservation is surrounded by a 1.5-acre park features luxurious native trees and plants and a traditional dwelling replica made from natural elements.
The Cocopah Museum is a recognized federal repository, and its exhibits feature objects and depictions of Cocopah history and culture. Museum guests will see examples of traditional clothing such as bark skirts and leather sandals, modern-day beadwork, arrow weed-woven baskets, pottery, traditional tattoo designs, musical instruments and the Cocopah warriors' display.
The Museum also maintains a non-circulating archive filled with Cocopah artifacts and information.
Guests may purchase authentic Cocopah beadwork, Native arts and crafts, Native American music, jewelry, novelty items and much more at the gift shop.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Exhibit and gift shop hours:
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special guided tours are available by appointment.
***Exhibits close at noon on the last Friday of each month****
Admission is free, however, donations are appreciated.
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
14533 South Veterans Drive
Somerton, AZ 85350
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