Asarco Mineral Discovery Center

1421 W. Pima Mine Rd
Sahuarita, AZ 85629- Map It
(520) 625-8233

AAA Editor Notes

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, off I-19 exit 80 to 1421 W. Pima Mine Rd., features hands-on exhibits about mining and minerals. A theater offers presentations about mining, mineral resources and reclamation. A 1-hour tour provides a look inside an operating open-pit copper mine. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Center free. Mine tour $10; $8 (ages 62+ and active military with ID); $7 (ages 5-12). Reservations are recommended.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9-3 (also Mon. 9-3, in Feb.), Sat. 9-5. Mine tours daily Oct.-May; Sat. at 9:30, 11, 12:30, 2 and 3:30, May-Sept. Closed major holidays.