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.
Our unique Tucson Museum of Miniatures, The Mini-Time Machine, is one of our favorite local attractions. We’ve taken visiting friends and family here for the past few years and all have found it fascinating. The first thing visitors usually notice is the state-of-the-art facility. The Mini is definitely not a dusty garage stuffed with old […]Continue reading
On a clear Sunday morning in early February, Neighbor Roy, Ms. Karen, & I arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for our 2nd Behind The Scenes tour, this time of the new Warden Aquarium. Lacey was our guide for our group of 8, including two little boys who looked to be about 4 and 6 […]Continue reading
An Overview of the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Museum of Art has both permanent and rotating exhibits as well as historic houses, a cafe and museum store.Continue reading
Video tour of a Cold War Bunker, housing the Titan II Missile, the only one of its kind left.Continue reading
Tubac is Arizona’s oldest European community. The 1885 furnished schoolhouse, Otero Hall, and Rojas House are all on the National Register of Historic Places. The Park features a small, but fine museum, an underground display of the Presidio ruins, Arizona’s first printing press, a picnic area, school house, church, and the Juan Bautista de Anza Trailhead.Continue reading
Tucson Desert Art Museum, which includes Four Corners Gallery, tells the extraordinary history of the Desert Southwest through the eyes and talent of its finest artists and artisans, including Maynard Dixon, Thomas Moran, & Albert Bierstadt, to name just a few. When I went to photograph some of the exhibits, I took Neighbor Roy as I usually do to help with photo & video shoots. I particularly appreciate fine artwork representing my beloved Southwest. But … Continue reading
I added new information about this special Tucson Museum of Art event Friday night October 17th. Neighbor Roy & I will be there and hope to see you there too. Ms. Karen & I have been members of the Tucson Museum of Art since we moved here 11 year ago and have met many wonderful people there, not to mention the Museum’s wonderful exhibitions through the years. The benefits of membership are awesome! Tucson Museum … Continue reading
Showing at the Tucson Museum of Art through October 11, Biennial 2015. Watch this video, produced by Arizona Public Media about the exhibit now showing at the Tucson Museum of Art. Then visit the exhibit and join the Museum on October 11 for the Second Biennial Bash, a reception with music, wine, bites and a Silent Auction featuring pieces from the exhibit. For information about what pieces will be at auction see the Tucson Museum of … Continue reading
Part1 of 3: The Dillinger Phenomenon Editor’s Note: Tucson celebrates Dillinger Days every year in front of the Hotel Congress. 2019 will be January 18 & 19. It’s a hoot. John Dillinger robbed banks. To many, he became a popular folk hero, not unlike train robber Jessie James back in the 1880’s. In the Great Depression, banks were extremely unpopular with the American public. Banks foreclosed on poor farmers and homeowners. Even worse, banks went … Continue reading