MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through December 30: Angels of Restoration: San Xavier, a photographic exhibit of the mission from the AHS collection as well as a collection of photographs of the restoration work currently underway. Ongoing exhibits include: Welcome to Tucson, a perspective on the Orndorff Hotel circa 1900, in which museum visitors become patrons in the lobby of the Orndroff Hotel from Tucson's Territorial days. Emergence: The South Park Story, 1940-1950, is a photo exhibit tracing the development of the South Park neighborhood, located along Park Avenue south of 22nd Street; and Exploring 1870s Tucson offers 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. Summer Saturday Evenings, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. weekly, continue through October 25. After sunset, paths and exhibits are set aglow, and docents and staff are available to answer questions and offer insights. Throughout the month of September, check out Remarkable Reptiles: snake stories and lizard lectures. The museum offers a daily variety of informative, entertaining guided tours and walks. Get ready for serpentine stories with author Harry W. Greene Saturday, September 13. There will be snake interpretations at 5 and 7 p.m. and Greene will sign The Evolution of Mystery in Nature in the Aquarium Room. There will also be a slide-lecture at 8 p.m. 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. Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest 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. 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 got planetarium and laser shows for everyone. Adults will enjoy: Under Arizona Skies, Metallica II, The Psychedelic Show, KFMA Lollapalaser, and Pink Floyd's Darkside of The Moon. Kids of all ages will enjoy: The New Martians, The Family Laser Show, and The Dinosaur Chronicles. In conjunction with Dinosaur Chronicles, Flandrau presents a new exhibit featuring reproductions of dinosaur fossils from the Great Russian Dinosaurs Exhibition. Show times and prices vary. 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.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FRÉMONT HOUSE. 151 S. Granada St. 622-0586. Continuing through November 28: George Hand's Tucson, 1862-1887, George Hand's celebrated diaries describe life, death, festivals, and almost everything that happened in territorial Tucson from his arrival in 1862, until his death in 1887. The exhibit will also feature previously unseen scrapbooks, photographs, and other memorabilia. Selections from the writings of Hand's contemporaries will also be on display. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Make a mask to wear or hang in your room at Saturday Artworks from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a different theme each Saturday. Have fun with chemistry using ingredients found in your kitchen with Sunday Science from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. September 14 and 28. It's storytelling galore with Teens 'N Tots: Literature, Learning, and Fun at 11 a.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 2 p.m. Sundays. 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 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 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. Free admission.
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