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. The Planetarium's December shows are: 'Tis the Season, a holiday show about the various celebrations of the season; the laser show Holidays in Light; Adventures in the Solar System and Under Arizona Skies. Other exhibits include hands-on exploration of magnetism, electricity, gravity, momentum, puzzles, sound, minerals, astronomy, optics and more. 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.
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.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FRÉMONT HOUSE. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. Continuing through January 29: Christmas in Arizona Territory, an exhibit of antique Christmas presents, ornaments, and historic toys from the collection of the Arizona Historical Society. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
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 premiere 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.
DOCENT CALL. Tucson Children's Museum. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The museum is offering training and opportunities for new docents. Interested individuals should contact Mary Lynn at 792-9985, ext. 102.
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