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 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.
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
Watch this Video Presentation featuring The Franklin Automobile Museum, a fine classic car collection including representative examples of all Franklin automobiles. The H. H. Franklin Foundation is an educational museum of cars and displays.Continue reading
Following is a list of some of the History Museums to be found in Tucson and Southern Arizona. These are just some of the worthwhile museums in the area. Some of them are our favorites, but you decide. There are plenty more. We have written stories & reviews about many of them. History Museums in Tucson Arizona History Museum, Tucson The Arizona History Museum is located near the UA campus on 2nd Street. It includes … Continue reading
Here is a list of some of the History Museums to be found in Southern Arizona. Some of them are favorites of ours. There are plenty more, smaller but worthwhile none the less. We have written stories/reviews or have original videos about many of them. There are some we are aware of but have not visited yet. We will add them when we do. Included in this list are some museums that could also be … Continue reading
This video courtesy of Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, presents photographs from the Library of Congress of the native peoples of Southwestern Arizona. Many of these photographs are from the extensive works of Edward S. Curtis, some of whose photogravures are currently on display at the Arizona State Museum exhibit through 2015. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate … Continue reading
The International Wildlife Museum located west of downtown Tucson on Gates Pass Road is definitely on our list of recommended “Things To Do With Kids In Tucson”. Particularly on a hot summer day. The International Wildlife Museum, IWM, is focused on conservation, discovery and education. They offer events to kids of all ages, learn archery, fishing, pellet rifles and more. And if you have a Book of Fun, you can get a “two for one” … Continue reading
This is Part One, of three videos surrounding the Mission Tumacacori National Historical Park. Anita, The Park Ranger introduces the community around Mission Tumacacori, founded in 1691 by Father Francisco Kino.Continue reading