MUSEUMSFlandrau Science Center. UA campus. 621-STAR. Flandrau's Summer Science program offers fun and educational science workshops aimed specifically at middle-school students. Call for registration and class listings. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Continuing: Through the Eyes of Hubble, a look at the daring repair mission by NASA and the images Hubble captures. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to exhibits is $2, free with purchase of a theater ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free and is offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Theater ticket prices are $3 and $4.50. Call 621-STAR for information on times and shows.
Arizona Historical Society. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through December 31, 1996: A Memento for My Descendants: The Buehman Studio Perspective, featuring the photographic works of German immigrant Henry Buehman; Exploring 1870s Tucson, a hands-on exhibit showcasing Tucson's rich, multi-cultural heritage; and Emergence: The South Park Story, 1940-1950, an intimate look at the South Park Neighborhood, one of Tucson's first Black communities. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. The annual open house will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The museum's storeroom, labs and preparation areas are opened for public viewing, with a variety of entertainment and hands-on activities planned for children and adults. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MUSEUM. 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100. This non-profit educational institution is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of the world's fascinating wildlife. Penguins of Antarctica is the newest biological and historical exhibit. Admission is $5, $3.75 for seniors, military and students and $1.50 for children 6 to 12. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.
Reid Park Zoo. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Saturday Artworks are held at 2:30 p.m. every Saturday. Recycled materials are emphasized. Sunday Science explores topics from dinosaurs to rainbows from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday. Winning writing and art projects incorporating lessons students learned about the Holocaust and prejudice after visiting the Anne Frank: Message of Hope art exhibit last fall are currently on display. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tuesdays are reserved for group tours only. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Call 792-9985 for registration and information.
YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.
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