Visit and Tour

Guided Tours of Cosanti

Experience the site that launched the movement to promote the creation of sustainable urban landscapes integrated with the natural world. The tour includes architect Paolo Soleri's design studio, residential structures, a live bronze pour in our bronze foundry, and ceramic apses—all handmade using the iconic silt-cast concrete method. Today, the site is now the headquarters for Cosanti Originals, where world-renowned wind bells are made.

Looking to book corporate/large groups or for more information, contact: tours@cosanti.com or call 928-632-7135.

BOOK GUIDED TOUR

Tour Times

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am | 11:30am
Sunday: 11:30am | 1:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Tour Prices: Donation-based

Know Before You Go

Please check in at the Gallery 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.
Latecomers will not be admitted to the tour.
Guided tours are limited to 8 people.
Self-guided tours are not permitted.
Tours are based around live bronze pours.
Cosanti is closed for tours on all major holidays.

Donations Are Encouraged In Lieu Of Tour Fee

Tours of Cosanti, a cultural site on the Arizona Registry of Historic Places, are offered without a fee, but donations are encouraged.

Donations benefit The Cosanti Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to influencing a balance between the built world and the environment, the well-being of the planet and humankind. Since 1965, The Cosanti Foundation has been an important voice in the global conservation about adapting the way humankind consumes resources on a planet already stressed by explosive population growth, a dramatically changing climate, and limited natural resources.

Cosanti Tour Video

CONSENT AND RELEASE WAIVER

Tour-goers are required to complete a Consent and Release Waiver prior to touring of Cosanti.Our easy-to-use online form makes completing a waiver for a single tour-goer or a large group quick and efficient. Additionally, parents or guardians of minors can complete a waiver on their behalf using the online form.Once you've reserved your tour, a link to the online form is sent in the tour reservation confirmation email.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

While masks are no longer required at Cosanti Originals, they are strongly encouraged. Cosanti Originals has followed CDC guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to do so. 

ACCESSIBILITY

Many people with physical disabilities, who use the aid of a wheelchair or other mobility equipment, may find themselves limited by narrow pathways, uneven pavement, steps, or other accessibility-challenged spaces. ADA-accessible restroom facilities are not available.

OUTDOOR CONDITIONS

While there will be strategic stopping and resting points during the indoor/outdoor one-hour tour of Cosanti, tourgoers should be aware that the experience involves a good deal of walking and standing, sometimes in the sun. Please be sure to plan accordingly, bringing water and using sun protection.

Tours Are Offered Year-round, Excluding Holidays

Please note that Cosanti is open almost every day of the year but is closed on occasion in observance of the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

On Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Cosanti is open only until 3:30pm. No tours are offered on the holidays listed above.

No Time to Tour? Come Watch the Pour

Locals know that Cosanti is one of the best places to bring out-of-town visitors or friends in the Valley who’ve yet to discover Cosanti! Of course, it’s best to take the one-hour guided tour but if you’re short on time, don’t skip Cosanti altogether: come watch the bronze pour!

In a carefully-choreographed process, skilled foundry artisans deftly pour the superheated bronze from a crucible into molds carved with the designs and patterns that will make each windbell one-of-a-kind. Don’t miss this "cool" spectacle where the 2,200 degree bronze flows like orange juice in both color and consistency, dazzling visitors for decades.

The bronze pour is only offered weekday mornings at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm.

Please Note: On occasion, Cosanti may be open to the public but bronze pours are canceled due to weather conditions (excessive heat, heavy rain, unseasonably low temperatures, etc.) without advance notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.