Mission Vision Values


The Earth Science Museum (ESM) is an educational institution dedicated to providing unique and meaningful learning experiences on the Earth sciences for Arizona students and the general public.  The museum’s mission and vision are:


Establish an Earth Science Museum in the Phoenix area dedicated to the enlightenment and enrichment of all generations in the Earth Sciences.


Motivating students and the general public to appreciate Earth science and highlighting Arizona's rich natural resources.


In pursuing its mission and vision, the Earth Science Museum will be committed to the following core values:


•           Show respect for visitors, donors, volunteers, and staff members

•           Maintain awareness of changing audience and community needs

•           Continuously improve our exhibits to meet these needs

•           Preserve mineral collections in a secure manner

•           Encourage innovation and creativity in our exhibits with concise teachable points of view

•           Promote integrity and ethical and fiscal responsibility

•           Showcase Arizona’s extraordinary geological environment

•           Utilize and exhibit sustainability in our building and exhibits