The gallery at Cosanti is open to visitors daily from 9am until 5pm Monday through Saturday, and between 11am and 5pm on Sunday throughout the year except for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Cosanti is open only until 1pm.
Cosanti is included on Arizona’s Register of Historic Places and has been named one of the 10 Best Things To Do In Paradise Valley, AZ. Its innovative architecture has been featured on the Travel Channel, AZ Highways, the History Channel, and in several local and national publications.
For general questions, call our main line at (480) 948-6145.
Experience Paolo Soleri’s Pioneering Architecture through a Guided Tour
Now offered weekday and weekend mornings
Led by a knowledgeable and charismatic guide, experience Cosanti’s innovative earth-cast structures that were built from the top down and outside in as experiments in creating built spaces that were responsive, not exploitative to the planet. At the forefront of architectural innovation in the mid-1950s, theoretic architect Paolo Soleri created these otherworldly structures using ideas like resource conservation, repurposing, and recycling in pursuit of a more sustainable way of living on the planet and within the harsh desert climate in Arizona.
See interior studio spaces, watch artisans pour molten bronze into bell molds (weekday tours only) to make the world-renowned Cosanti Originals windbells, and gain an appreciation for Soleri, a one-time apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, whose ideas revolutionized the field of architecture and changed perceptions on how humankind and the planet could live in balance.
*Tours are not offered on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
- Please note that at this time, tours of Cosanti are limited to 12 people due to COVID-19.
- Tours are one hour in length
- $15 adult | FREE children under 12
- Weekdays 10am | 11:15am
- Weekends 11:30am | 1pm
- Visitors are not permitted to explore the grounds and architecture of Cosanti unaccompanied beyond the indoor windbell gallery and courtyard.
- Those visitors taking the guided tour will be asked to sign a Release Form prior to their tour.
Experience the Molten "Bronze Pour" We're Known For... For FREE!
Back by popular demand, visitors to Cosanti can watch as bronze is heated to 2,200 degrees and until it's both the color and consistency of orange juice before skilled foundry artisans pour the molten metal into windbell molds to create the Cosanti Originals windbells we’re known for. Widely collected and sought after as a truly "Arizona" piece of art, you can watch our bronze windbells being made Monday-Fridays, at approximately 10:30am and 11:30am. The bronze pour is carefully choreographed and brief (bronze cools and hardens quickly) so plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to not miss this unique spectacle.
We welcome groups of all ages and sizes to Cosanti and are happy to curate a customized experience tailored to your group’s interests. School groups, alumni associations, architects, artists, among others have experienced Cosanti behind the scenes through an insightful guided tour led by our knowledgeable docents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.