Tucson and the outlying Southern Arizona area have plenty of museums to keep you cool on a hot afternoon. We have written reviews, stories and events on several of them below. Many are of interest to kids. You may access these features from the Table of Contents below or scroll down to browse the excerpts.
See our article on History Museums here.
We have several videos on the most prominent of these museums. Use the Arrows in the slideshow to scroll through these videos.
Scroll down to peruse our posts on the museums. There are several pages, just click on the page number at the bottom or an excerpt to view more information on the museum of interest.
Kelly Wiehe, Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, recently gave me a tour of the Museum to show me their plans to expand and enhance the Museum’s exhibit space. The remodeling is scheduled to take place July 9 – October 20, 2017, and the main galleries will be closed during construction. The rest of the TMA campus, including the historic properties, will be free admission during … Continue reading
Bill Hunley is the manager of the Bird Cage Theater, Tombstone’s most notorious saloon, gambling hall, and house of ill-repute. It’s been in his family since the 1930’s. The Bird Cage is now a museum, but what an extraordinary museum it is. Watch the video to get a glimpse.Continue reading
Copper, lots of copper, once made Bisbee the biggest, most prosperous city between St. Louis and San Francisco. The Director of the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, a long-time resident, shares her sense of this grand city of the Old West. Visiting Bisbee is like going back in time more than a hundred years.Continue reading
The Center for Creative Photography houses an extensive collection of North America’s most legendary photographers, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Periodically, it also exhibits some of the most important photographers of the recent past. If you love photography, this place is a must-visit. CCP is not easy to find, so pay attention to the map below. Paid parking is available in the parking garage on the NE corner of Speedway and Park. Walk east … Continue reading
When our 4 grandchildren were young, my job as Grandpa was weekly field trips. I would scout out venues that were educational, but also interesting to young people. We ranged all over Southern California taking in the zoos, railroad parks, natural history museums, including the La Brea Tar Pits, historic forts, old movie sets, Griffith Park Observatory, and so much more. I looked for places where they could learn about the world, but also burn … Continue reading
Ted DeGrazia was a world-renowned artist who, with his Native American friends, built one of the world’s most unique art galleries to showcase his work. However you describe his art, I’m sure your visit to the DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun in Northeast Tucson will be a most interesting and enjoyable outing.Continue reading
A reenactment celebration at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson which takes place several times a year.Continue reading
FREE! On Sunday, November 1, 2015, our Tucson Museum of Art will help us all celebrate the Annual Día de los Muertos from 12 PM to 3 PM in the Museum’s courtyards, plaza and lobby. This is definitely a family-fun event. There will be a community altar, altars decorated by local schools, live music by Mariachi Aztlan from Pueblo High School, a piñata, chalk and bean drawings by Pima Community College students, art-making for families, … Continue reading
FAMILY FUN TIME Enjoy the Science Center every day of the week, a planetarium show or a laser music show. The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium on the UofA campus explores the universe from all perspectives, education for youth and adults. Changing exhibits focus on biology, energy, optics and more, weaving in ground-breaking UA research and revealing the world of science careers for budding scientists. At Flandrau you can explore the marvels of our universe — … Continue reading
Just west of the main route through Sierra Vista is Fort Huachuca, headquarters for the U.S. Army’s Strategic Communications Command and the home of two fine military museums housed in three building on the fort. One museum is dedicated to the history of the U.S. Army in the American Southwest.Continue reading