MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through January 31: The Influence of Oriental Rug Designs on Navajo Weaving. 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. 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
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 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Evening hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Free telescope viewing hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 621-STAR for information on October planetarium shows.
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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