MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Opening July 17: Angels of Restoration: San Xavier, a photographic exhibit of the mission from the AHS collection as well as a collection of photographs of the restoration work currently underway. Continuing through July 31: Breaking The Mold: Spanish Glasswork in Utilitarian Contexts. Ongoing exhibits include: Welcome to Tucson, a perspective on the Orndorff Hotel circa 1900, in which museum visitors become patrons in the lobby of the Orndroff Hotel from Tucson's Territorial days. Emergence: The South Park Story, 1940-1950, is a photo exhibit tracing the development of the South Park neighborhood, located along Park Avenue south of 22nd Street; and Exploring 1870s Tucson offers a hands-on exhibit for children. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Cool off with Summer Saturday Evenings outdoors at the museum. After sunset, paths and exhibits are set aglow until 10 p.m., with docents and staff available to answer questions and offer insights. Throughout the month of July check out Maddening Monsoons, a look at winds, wet weather, unpredictable storms, and meteorology. The museum offers a daily variety of informative, entertaining guided tours and walks. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Admission is $8.95, $1.75 for kids 12 and under. Group discounts available.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. UA campus. 621-STAR. Kids ages 4 to 6 can meet a pet robot who teaches them about the planets, stars and more in Magic Sky, playing at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Our Place in Space introduces kids grades one through three to endangered animals, the cause of day and night, and other aspects of the universe, at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Kids grades one through four can meet Rusty Rocket at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and accompany him on his last mission, learning about rocket physics, planets, and more. Kids and parents of all ages will also enjoy Dinosaur Chronicles, playing at 1:30 p.m., and the Family Laser Show, playing at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All seats for matinee shows are $4. Ask about Flandrau's exhibits and evening laser shows. Call 621-STAR for information.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Find summer fun at the Children's Museum! Make a Kachina, a worry doll, a dragon or a Japanese fan from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday with Multicultural Art. Check out live tarantulas, bug bones, skulls and shells Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday with Bugs, Bones, and Beaches. Teen docents use their creativity to carry on the traditional art of storytelling on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for kids, $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. The Museum's Monsoon Special offers admission of just $2 per person from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 792-9985 for program registration and information.
YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 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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