MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The Arizona Historical Society presents a fall lecture series focusing on medical history, at 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesdays. See Lectures section for details. 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 STATE MUSEUM. UA campus, University Boulevard east of Park Avenue. 621-6302. Continuing through December 31: Visions and Voices, an exhibit of over 80 portraits of American Indian students and faculty at The University of Arizona, by local artist Michael Shipman. 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. Breaking
from its usual offerings, Flandrau hosts the controversial traveling
exhibit "What About AIDS?", a ground breaking exhibition
developed by the National AIDS Exhibit Consortium with funding
from Centers of Disease Control and the National Institute of
Health. Continuing through the end of the year, the exhibit presents
medical research on HIV and AIDS within the context of clear and
accessible public health messages. Personal stories of people
affected by AIDS are also presented. Visitors may also give comments
and write their own remembrances. Other exhibits include hands-on
exploration of magnetism, electricity, gravity, momentum, puzzles,
sound, minerals, astronomy, optics and more. Flandrau's newest
laser light show 80s Night in Light, begins in October.
Exhibit admission is $3, $2 for children 14 and under, or free
with a theater ticket purchase. Telescope viewing is free. Daytime
exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to
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.
TOWN HALL MUSEUM. Old Tucson Studios' new Town Hall Museum features three major exhibits celebrating the rich history of Arizona and the culture of the American West. In partnership with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, Old Tucson Studios presents Minerals of Bisbee. An expanded History in the Movies exhibit tells the story of a deserted landscape becoming America's premier Western Film Studio, and includes rare costumes, photos and movie posters. Shamanism, Magic and The Busy Spider tells the history of the Abenaki Indians through the artwork of their people.
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.
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