MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. 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, the 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 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; a Live Animal Interpretation Tour at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 a.m., or 1:30 p.m. daily; or a Raptor Interpretation at 10:30 a.m. daily. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $8.95, $1.75 for kids 12 and under. Group discounts available. Call 883-3022 for registration and information.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. UA campus, east of University Boulevard at 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 Light Years From Andromeda show takes you on an intergalactic voyage to a planet where intelligent life evolves. Under Arizona Skies explores the constellations, planets and stars that grace Arizona's clear and beautiful night sky. Dinosaur Chronicles is a fun exploration into the eras of dinosaurs featuring dinosaurs and Earth's geology. There are also laser light shows which feature a variety of eye-popping lasers and music, including Pink Floyd's The Wall. Show times vary. Exhibit and show admission ranges from $2 to $6; telescope viewing is free. 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 Surgeons, Scalpels and Malaria, a photographic exhibit documenting army medicine during the Apache Wars.
PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 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, 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 $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Create a helicopter, rocket, plane or train: Saturday Artworks continue from 11:30 to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25 with "Games Galore!" Kids learn all about water by following Carmen the carp down river from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, as part of the museum's "Sunday Science" program. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 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. During the After School Special, admission is just $2 per person, and 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 needed.
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