In light of the coronavirus situation and the subsequent closure of the UA campus, museum operations have been temporarily suspended. For the time being, the museum is closed.
Staff will continue to monitor the situation, and the museum will re-open when operations can safely be resumed.
The History of Pharmacy Museum at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy grew out of the work of Jesse Hurlbut, a former Tucson pharmacist and state pharmacy board inspector and collector of pharmacy items from around Arizona and the West. The museum opened in 1966 in the old Pharmacy/Microbiology building on the University's Main Campus and was moved to the College of Pharmacy in the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center in 1982. In 2012, the museum expanded to include Roy P. Drachman Hall, and it continues to grow and develop, with exhibits regularly being added and updated. Visit us at the museum to view a collection of hundreds of thousands of items, including bottles, original drug containers, books, store fixtures, and artifacts from Arizona (circa 1880 to 1950) and elsewhere.