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, through August 19. Cost is $5 per lecture, $3 for students. 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and admission is free.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. UA campus. 621-STAR. Flandrau's new laser light show, Laser Latino, features Latin music including Mariachi Vargas, Luis Miguel, Banda Limón, Mana, Proyecto Uno, Julio Iglesias and Selena. The Magic Sky introduces youngsters ages 4 to 7 to the wonders of the night sky. Seeing the Invisible Universe explores the non-visible spectrum of the universe, featuring information about black holes, quasars and the Milky Way galaxy. Discovering Lasers is an exciting demonstration of the properties of light, using Flandrau's million-color laser projection system. Adventures in the Solar System introduces younger audiences to the mysteries of planets, asteroids and comets. Continuing programs include Dinosaur Chronicles and Under Arizona Skies. Show times vary. Exhibit and show admission ranges from $2 to $6; telescope viewing is free. Sky watch: The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will be visible through Friday, August 14, with some of the best views until 11:30 p.m. on August 13. Call 621-STAR for information.
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,
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.
DOCENT CALL. Tucson Children's Museum. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The museum is currently offering docent training. Interested individuals should contact Mary Lynn at 792-9985, ext. 102.
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