MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The Summer lecture series Boom! Post-World War II Tucson meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 8 through August 19. Seven different topics will be discussed. Cost is $5 per lecture, $3 for students. Series tickets are $27 for AHS members, $30 for non-members. Continuing through December: The Arizona Rough Riders: The Cowboy Regiment. This exhibit looks at the pivotal role the Rough Riders played in the Spanish-American War, and the Riders' Arizona origin. Continuing through September: Un Tesoro de Plata: Spanish Colonial Silverwork. Drawn from works produced in the Viceroyalty of Peru, this exhibit explores the history and development of the silversmith's art in Spanish America. 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.
Take a "Morning Bird Walk" at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays; observe desert creatures on the "Live Animal Interpretation
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. UA campus, University Boulevard east
of Park Avenue. 621-6302. Ongoing: The Hohokam: Ancient Farmers
of the Desert, an exhibition on the irrigation systems, jewelry
and ceramics of the early Hohokam people. Paths of Life: American
Indians of the Southwest explores the origins, history and
life today of American Indians in Arizona and Northwest Mexico.
Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta includes 300 colorful
Mexican folk masks. Ancient Images: Plants and Animals of the
Prehistoric Southwest features more than 100 examples of plants
and animals in prehistoric art. Museum hours are
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. UA campus.
FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road. 885-3832. On permanent display: The View From The Barracks, a photographic exhibit allowing a look at the daily life of enlisted men in the garrisons of the Southwest; and We Served At Fort Lowell, an exhibit documenting army life at the fort.
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. The museum regularly displays 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, tours of the mighty Titan missile silo, 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 $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and military and $4 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The museum features hands-on science and art activities from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Summer camps are available for children ages 6 to 11, and meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays through June. Cost is $12 per session for individual programs, $10 per session for two or more, and includes materials and a snack. Call 792-9985, ext. 105, to register. New summer museum hours are 9 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 third Sunday of every month is free for all. Call 792-9985 for information.
VETERANS MUSEUM. MarketPlace USA. 3750 E. Irvington Road. 740-9429. Displays depict contributions made by area veterans. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Volunteer docents are needed.
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