The only one of 54 missile silos preserved as a National Historic Landmark, at seven stories underground. Tour includes the launch-control center and missile silo. Displays include an actual Titan II ICBM. Visitors can experience a simulated launch. Open daily from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Thanksgiving and Christmas; $9.50, $8.50 senior or military, $6 ages 7 to 12, free younger child. Visit titanmissilemuseum.org for more information.
The museum features audio and visual interactive elements for youth and adults alike, a diorama with trains and a 1907 depot, a state-of-the-art media wall, knowledgeable docents and a locomotive. Locomotive Saturdays are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offer an up-close-and-personal look at a real locomotive. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; $6, free during Locomotive Saturdays hours. Visit tucsonhistoricdepot.org for more information.
The museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world and is the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft from around the globe and more than 125,000 artifacts in five air-cooled indoor exhibit spaces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admittance, 4 p.m.), daily; $12.50, $9 ages 7 to 12, $12.75 senior, military, Pima County resident and AAA from November through May; $7 to $15.50, free for children age 6 and younger. Visit pimaair.org for more information.
Located atop the 6,875-foot summit of Kitt Peak, the observatory offers nightly viewing and an advanced overnight program that lets visitors stay on site, use advanced equipment and "explore some of North America's most spectacular night skies." (Stargazing by reservation only.) Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. Guided tours are at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; a single tour is $5.75, $3 age 7 to 12, free younger child, June through October; $7.75, $4 age 7 to 12, free younger child, November through May. Special rates for three tours are available. Night tours feature four hours of guided observing time and a box dinner; $48, $44 student, military or senior. Call 318-8726, or visit noao.edu/kpno for more information.
MONDAY Farmers’ Markets at La Posada Green Valley: 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday (603-8116). TUESDAY Community Food Bank: 3003 S. Country Club Road, 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday (622-0525). Marana Farmers' Market: 13395 N. Marana Main Street, Marana, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday (882-3313). WEDNESDAY Alan Ward Downtown Mercado: south lawn of the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, October through May; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June through September (339-4008). Green Valley Village Farmers' Market: 101 S. La Cañada Drive, Green Valley, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday (490-3315). THURSDAY Santa Cruz River Farmers' Market: Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, in winter; 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, in spring (622-0525). San Manuel Farmers' Market: 801 McNab Parkway, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday (520-212-2337). Sierra Vista Farmers' Market: corner of Carmichael Avenue and Willcox Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday (520-678-2638). FRIDAY Corona de Tucson Farmers' Market: 15921 S. Houghton Road, Vail, 8 a.m. to noon, Friday (870-1106). El Presidio Plaza Park Mercado: 115 N. Church Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday (339-4008). Friday Farmers' Market at Broadway Village: 2926 E. Broadway Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday (603-8116). Heirloom Farmers' Market at Jesse Owens Park: Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive, winter: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday; summer: 8 a.m. to noon, Friday (918-9811). UA College of Medicine Farmers' Market, in the patio, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., the second and fourth Friday of every month, June through August. SATURDAY Arivaca Farmers' Market: 16800 Arivaca Road, Arivaca, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Bear Canyon Open Air Market: northwest corner of Tanque Verde Road and the Catalina Highway, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday (982-2645). Bisbee Farmers' Market: Vista Park in the Warren section, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday (520-227-5060). Downtown Mercado at Maynard's: 400 E. Toole Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday (339-4008). El Pueblo Farmers' Market: El Pueblo Neighborhood Center parking lot, SW corner of Irvington Road and Sixth Avenue, 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday (882-3304). Heirloom Farmers' Market: St. Philip's Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue, winter: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday; summer: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday (882-2157). Loft Cinema Farmers' Market: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., 8 to 11 a.m., every Saturday (322-5638). Metal Arts Village Saturday Morning Market: 3230 N. Dodge Blvd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday (326-5657). Oracle Farmers' Market: 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday (896-2123). Oro Valley Farmers' Market: Town Hall at the corner of La Cañada Drive and Naranja Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday (882-2157). Plaza Palomino: 2970 N. Swan Road, winter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; summer: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday (plazapalomino.com). Rincon Valley Farmers' and Artisans' Market: 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail, winter: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday; summer: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday (591-2276). St. David Farmers' Market: St. David High School, 70 E. Patton St., St. David, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May through October (520-221-1074). St. Philip's Plaza Saturday Farmers' Market: St. Philip's Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday (603-8116). San Manuel Farmers' Market: 801 McNab Parkway, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday (520-212-2337). Sierra Vista Farmers' Market: corner of Charleston Road and Highway 90 bypass, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday (520-678-2638). Sunsites Farmers' Market: Shadow Mountain Golf Course, 1105 Irene St., Sunsites, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday (520-826-1250). Tucson's Green Art and Farmers' Market: 8995 E. Tanque Verde Road, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday (982-2645). SUNDAYDouglas Farmers' Market: Raul Castro Park, between D and E avenues, downtown Douglas, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday (520-805-5938 or 520-805-0086). Elgin Farmers' Market: Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May through October (520-455-5582). Heirloom Farmers' Market: St. Philip's Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue, winter: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday; summer: 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday (882-2157).