MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through September 30: Breaking The Mold: Spanish Glasswork in Utilitarian Contexts. Ongoing exhibits include: Emergence: The South Park Story, 1940-1950, a photo exhibit tracing the development of the South Park neighborhood, located along Park Avenue south of 22nd Street; and Exploring 1870s Tucson, a hands-on exhibit for children. 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. Observe raptors such as a Harris' hawk, a great horned owl, or a turkey vulture close-up at 10:30 a.m. daily at the Raptor Interpretation. Meet a kingsnake, a scorpion or maybe a tarantula at one of the Live Animal Interpretations given daily at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The museum offers a daily variety of additional informative and entertaining guided tours and walks. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Admission is $8.95, $1.75 for kids 12 and under. Group discounts available.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. UA campus, east of University Boulevard at Park Avenue. 621-6302. Exhibits include Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest, which combines historic and contemporary art and artifacts with high-tech displays depicting the origins and history of Indians native to Arizona and Sonora. Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, includes 350 colorful Mexican folk masks. Newly opened is: Ancient Images: Plants and Animals of the Prehistoric Southwest, featuring plants and animals of ancient Arizona. 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 has hands-on science exhibits, a telescope for night viewing, a mineral museum and more. Comets Are Coming highlights the mysterious wanderers of our solar system. Other ongoing shows include Under Arizona Skies, and Through The Eyes of Hubble. Call for specific show times. Admission to exhibits is $3 for adults, $2 for children 13 and under and free with purchase of a theater ticket. Laser show admission is $6. Telescope viewing is free and is offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Theater ticket prices range from $4 to $5. 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.
GADSEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM. Foothills Mall. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. See and operate antique and contemporary toy trains at this free museum Friday through Sunday during mall hours. Call Bud Stewart at 749-0228 for information.
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. Let your creative juices flow from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays during Artworks. Learn how to make mashed potato playdoh, uses for recycled coffee grounds and more from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Sunday Science. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday 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. The After School Special, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, offers admission for just $2 to everyone. Sundays are Family Days, with $12 admission for up to four family members. Call 792-9985 for program registration and 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 are needed.
YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.
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