ASU Family campus exploration

ASU Family campus exploration

Each of the ASU campuses have a variety of no-cost opportunities for students and families to relax, play, learn and explore. These majority of these spaces serve a diverse range of ages and interests. We encourage you to engage with these attractions and email asufamily@asu.edu if you know of a space or activity that should be added to the list.

Please note all indoor and gated campus attractions are closed for University holidays.

Downtown Phoenix campus

Civic Space Park

Civic Space Park is just north of the Van Buren light rail stop and directly across the street from ASU’s downtown University Center and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The park features ample grassy and shady areas for play, study and picnicking. Hanging high above the park is the sculpture “Her Secret Is Patience.”

Location and hours

424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Daily, 5 a.m.-11 p.m.

Downtown Phoenix Campus Library

On the lower level of the University Center, you’ll find books and other research resources focusing on materials tailored to majors in the anchor fields taught at the Downtown Phoenix campus. A great space to study alone or with a group, or just have a quiet place on campus.

Location and hours

411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix AZ 85004
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Grant Street Studios

Grant Street Studios in downtown Phoenix's warehouse district is home to many of the School of Art's graduate facilities and houses Northlight Gallery, Step Gallery, Ceramics Graduate Studio and ASU graduate student studios. The studios offer guests the chance to explore the renovated cotton factory and learn about the students pursuing their MFAs.

Location and hours

605 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Thursday–Saturday: noon-5 p.m.

University Center

A hub of academic activity, the University Center is full of class settings, offices and study areas. Various student services are housed in the building along with a banking center and Barrett, The Honors College. The first floor also has a corner store, great for dining on the go or a break between classes.

Location and hours

411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: noon-8 p.m.

Polytechnic campus

Citrus Dining Pavilion

The pavilion features an all-you-can-eat restaurant with a wide range of food options to accommodate any dietary needs and restrictions, a coffee shop, convenience store and private faculty dining room.

Location and hours

7290 E. Sun Devil Mall, Mesa, AZ 85212
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Polytechnic Campus Library

Situated in the Academic center’s lower level, the campus library offers students a quiet getaway to study, whether alone or in groups.

Location and hours

5988 S. Backus Mall, Mesa, AZ 85212
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-midnight
Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: noon - midnight

Sun Devil Arboretum

Take a self-guided tour through the Desert Arboretum at Polytechnic. Your journey begins at the Technology Center, on the corner of Innovation Way and Unity Avenue, and takes you through campus to the Quads.

Location and hours

Upton Avenue and Clearview Street, Mesa, AZ 85212
Daily, dawn - dusk

Student Union

The Poly union has spaces to eat, study, meet and play. This is the first public-use ASU building on the Polytechnic campus constructed from the ground up. It also houses the campus bookstore.

Location and hours

5999 S. Backus Mall, Mesa, AZ 85212
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tempe campus

ASU Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum was founded in 1950 with a major gift of American and Latin American works. The museum, at the corner of 10th Street and Mill Avenue, is a hub of innovation and discovery. It features contemporary art in all media by regional and international, emerging and established artists.

Location and hours

51 E. 10th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

ASU Desert Arboretum

At the foot of Tempe Butte is the two-and-a-half-acre botanical park. The arboretum is home to plants from across Arizona’s desert regions and serves as a space for conferences and special events.

Location and hours

556 S. Packard Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Ceramics Research Center at Brickyard

The Ceramics Research Center is a world-renowned destination for the study and appreciation of ceramics. Every year, the Ceramics Research Center features three to five exhibitions on important movements and artists who have made significant contributions in the ceramics field.

Location and hours

699 S Mill Ave., #108, Tempe, AZ 85281
Thursday–Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Gallery 100

The gallery hosts senior BFA group exhibitions in drawing, painting, photography, intermedia, digital art, fibers, ceramics, metals, sculpture and printmaking and occasionally serves as a venue for larger group curatorial efforts.

Location and hours

951 S. Mill Ave., #199, Tempe, AZ 85281
Monday–Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
Friday: noon-3 p.m.

Gallery of Design

The gallery features exhibitions of top student work from each semester alongside faculty research and design projects.

Location and hours

810 South Forest Mall, Tempe, Arizona 85287
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hayden Library

The largest ASU library facility, Hayden Library houses books and research materials in the humanities and social sciences, including business and education. With a $90 million renovation completed in January 2020, the library features: state-of-the-art learning labs, makerspaces, data labs, and collaborative learning facilities, and national and localized distinctive collections.

Hayden Lawn, adjacent to the library, is an open and spacious area that hosts events and a center for relaxation in the middle of campus. Students and guests are invited to sit, play, and enjoy a vibrant campus bustling with activities all around.

Location and hours

300 E. Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Monday-Friday: 24 hours for faculty, staff and students
Saturday: 9 a.m.-midnight for faculty, staff and students
Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight for faculty, staff and students
Daily: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. for visitors

Memorial Union

The Memorial Union is the hub of Tempe campus activity. With restaurants, student services and social spaces, this is a great spot to make your own ASU experience.

Location and hours

301 E. Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Monday–Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Noble Library

Since 1983, the library has offered many student services and study spaces. The library is the Map and Geospatial Hub, which contains thousands of maps, photographs, atlases and reference materials related to maps and cartography.

Location and hours

601 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Monday-Friday: 24 hours for faculty, staff and students
Saturday: 9 a.m.-midnight for faculty, staff and students
Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight for faculty, staff and students
Daily: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. for visitors

Red Square Gallery

Red Square focuses exhibitions on architecture, visual communication, industrial and interior design and landscape architecture.

Location and hours

810 South Forest Mall, Tempe, Arizona 85287
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reptile Row

The Life Sciences Center’s living collection of Arizona reptiles is situated in the Life Sciences A-wing. You can take a self-guided tour through the halls to see the rattlesnakes and Gila Monsters native to the state.

Location and hours

451 East Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

James Turrell ASU Skyspace: Air Apparent

Nestled between the Rural Parking Stucture and Biodesign A, B and C, the space is a contemporary interpretation of ancient Hohokam shade ramadas, pit houses and baskets. It is intended to balance the poetry of his ideas with pragmatic concerns.

Location and hours

Terrace Mall and Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
Daily, 24 hours

Student Services Lawn

The Student Services Lawn is a tree-lined courtyard designed to host events and serve as a center for relaxation in the middle of campus. Students and guests are invited to sit, play, and enjoy a vibrant campus bustling with activities all around.

Location and hours

1151 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
Daily, dusk - dawn

West campus

Delph Courtyard

The Delph Courtyard is an outdoor garden patio, inviting faculty, staff, students and visitors to gather since 1991. Various displays and cultural events fill the courtyard throughout the year. The courtyard is the centerpiece of the University Center Building.

Location and hours

13590 N. 47th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85306
Daily, 24 hours

Fletcher Library

Since 1988, the library’s collection supports the West campus curriculum. It was the first building completed on ASU’s West campus and has group study rooms equipped with computers and projectors, individual study space, and a copy center.

Fletcher Lawn, featuring a flowing water structure, is an open and spacious area that hosts events and a center for relaxation in the middle of campus. Students and guests are invited to sit, play, and enjoy a vibrant campus bustling with activities all around.

Location and hours

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: noon-8 p.m.