Visit and Tour

Guided Tours of Cosanti

Experience the site that launched the movement to create sustainable urban landscapes integrated with the natural world. Our guided tour includes architect Paolo Soleri's design studio, residential and craftwork structures, a live bronze pour (weather permitting) in our foundry, and much more - all exemplifying the handmade heritage of Cosanti Originals.

To organize a private group tour or event, or for more information, contact: tours@cosanti.com.

BOOK A GUIDED TOUR

TOUR TIMES

Tours of Cosanti in Paradise Valley are held on:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
10:15am and 12:15pm
 
Click the "Book a Guided Tour" button above to sign up for an upcoming tour!

We're excited to be adding more tour days and times to our schedule soon - stay up-to-date on our tour schedule and events by signing up for our monthly newsletter.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

•  Guided tours last about an hour
•  Attendance is limited to 15 guests per tour
•  Please check in at the Gallery 10-15 minutes beforehand
•  Tours will typically feature a live bronze pour but this cannot be guaranteed
•  Cosanti is closed for tours on weekends and all major holidays
•  Our guided tour passes over uneven pathways, stairs, and narrow quarters - if anyone in your group requires accommodations for mobility, please contact us in advance

Our Ongoing Mission of Education

Cosanti, a cultural site on the Arizona Registry of Historic Places, is proud to take part in the legacy of education and outreach integral to The Cosanti Foundation from its beginning.

Tour fees are collected as donations to 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 conversation about adapting the way humankind consumes resources on a planet already stressed by explosive population growth, a dramatically changing climate, and limited natural resources.

Your visit will contribute both to furthering the mission of The Cosanti Foundation, and to spreading awareness of the philosophy and possibility of living in a way both radically different, and urgently necessary.

CONSENT AND RELEASE WAIVER

Tour guests are required to complete a Consent and Release Waiver prior to touring Cosanti. Our easy-to-use online form makes completing a waiver for a single guest 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 confirmation email.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

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

ACCESSIBILITY

Guests who require 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, guests 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
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Easter
  • Fourth of July
  • Veteran's Day (observed)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

On Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve, Cosanti is open only until 3:00pm. 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 molten bronze from a crucible into sand molds carved with the designs and patterns that will make each windbell one-of-a-kind. Don’t miss this "cool" spectacle where 2,200 degree bronze becomes new Cosanti windbells, a process which has dazzled visitors for decades.

The bronze pour takes place on weekdays at the following times:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:
10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday:
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.