Museums

ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through June 2001: One Hundred Years of Fashion: Social History and Self-Image, a series of exhibits displaying accessories women tolerated for the sake of fashion. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum ranks among the world's top-10 zoological sites, and features a large collection of native plants and wildlife. Museum hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $8.95, $1.75 for kids 12 and under. Group discounts are available. Call 883-3022 for registration and information.

ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. UA campus, University Boulevard east of Park Avenue. 621-6302. Ongoing: The Hohokam: Ancient Farmers of the Desert, an exhibition on the irrigation systems, jewelry and ceramics of the early Hohokam people. Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest explores the origins, history and life today of American Indians in Arizona and Northwest Mexico. Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta includes 300 colorful Mexican folk masks. Ancient Images: Plants and Animals of the Prehistoric Southwest features more than 100 examples of plants and animals in prehistoric art. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM. UA campus, University Boulevard east of Cherry Avenue. 621-STAR. The science center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, featuring a series of interactive exhibits and planetarium shows. Telescope viewing hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children under 13, and $4.50 for seniors.

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 We Served At Fort Lowell, an exhibit documenting army life at the fort.

PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. The museum regularly displays 250 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Wright Flyer, presidents Kennedy and Johnson's Air Force One, the Super Guppy used by NASA, and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and military, and $4 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under age 10.

TOWN HALL MUSEUM. Old Tucson Studios' new Town Hall Museum features three major exhibits celebrating the rich history of Arizona and the culture of the American West. In partnership with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, Old Tucson Studios presents Minerals of Bisbee. An expanded History in the Movies exhibit tells the story of a deserted landscape becoming America's premiere western film studio, and includes rare costumes, photos and movie posters. Shamanism, Magic and The Busy Spider tells the history of the Abenaki Indians through the artwork of their people.

TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The museum features hands-on science and art activities from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday. 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. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. Admission is $3 for kids 2 to 16, $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. After school special: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, admission is only $2 per person. The third Sunday of every month is free for all. Call 792-9985 for 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.


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