Southern Arizona's interactive museum for children. Children's Museum Tucson provides fun play-based hands-on learning experiences for children and their families. Guided tours for groups available. Air-conditioned. Nonprofit.; The biggest running block party in Arizona features a fast course free food live music free Children's One Mile and after-party throughout Downtown Tucson. Meet Me Downtown is p...more
The mission of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is to provide in a state-of-the-art building, a cultural and educational atmosphere for the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures. The artistic, historic, architectural and creative aspects of miniatures will be shared in an entertaining and interactive way with community members of all ages.
Old Tucson Where the Spirit of the Old West Comes Alive is southern Arizona?s premier venue for Western family fun! This venerated film location features historic tours live stunt shows saloon musicals living history presentations trail rides and more. Great food shopping games and rides for the kids. Allow 3-5 hours. Special events like the Heritage & Harvest Festival Steampunk Festival Wild West Days Cowboy Music & Arts Festival and more throughout the season. Note: Old Tucson operates on a seasonal calendar. From June through September Old Tucson accepts reservations for weddings corporate functions and company picnics. Old Tucson is open on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays from October through December 23 (closed Dec. 24 Christmas Eve and Dec. 25 Christmas Day). Daily operations begin December 26th. For a detailed overview of operational days please visit www.OldTucson.com/visit-ots. Nightfall Old Tucson?s annual month-long Halloween event is open September 26 thru October 31 on Thurs. and Sun. from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and on Fri. and Sat. from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Please note that Southern Arizona Attractions Passport is not valid for Nightfall.; Old Tucson presents a celebration of southern Arizona heritage and culture with performances by local mariachi and folklorico groups and living history presentations and exhibits...more; Does your average Halloween haunted house leave you wanting? Come to the one and only real haunted town ... Nightfall! Bury yourself in a totally terrifying town with outrageous liv...more; Shoot Out at the Chaparral an Old Tucson Signature Event takes Tucson by storm Saturday and Sunday February 21 and 22. Gunfighters and Western Characters from all over the ...more; Enjoy the Western Movie Fest with tours of Old Tucson Studios Wild West Days Festivites Q & A's with the stars: actor Barry Corbin stuntman Dean Smith screenwriter/producer ...more
EXPLORE YOUR UNIVERSE! The world?s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert. Kitt Peak on the Tohono O?odham Reservation is home to 24 optical and two radio telescopes representing dozens of astronomical research institutions. The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) funded by the National Science Foundation oversees site operations on Kitt Peak. Explore the Visitor Center exhibits and gift shop to learn about astronomy. Take a tour and discover how astronomers use telescopes to unlock the mysteries of the Universe. Visit the National Solar Observatory exhibit gallery and watch scientists operate the world?s largest solar telescope. Docent-lead tours run daily 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Self-guided also available. Open daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st. NIGHTLY STARGAZING: Join us for a special experience and use the Visitor Center Public Telescopes telescope to observe spectacular objects in the night sky. This program is limited to 46 participants and requires reservations made well in advance. Group numbers can go to 100. This unique program runs nightly. Ck our website for current and unique star gazing programs. The Kitt Peak Experience ..Like no other! DIRECTIONS: Kitt Peak is 56 miles southwest of Tucson via State Route 86 on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Allow 90 minutes of drive time from Tucson. Take I-10 to I-19 South. Less than 1 mile is Ajo Way/Hwy 86 (Exit 99). Take this exit West (right). Proceed past Ryan Airfield and Three Points. Continue until Junction 386 (Kitt Peak turnoff). Turn left onto 386. The Kitt Peak Visitor Center is located at the summit (12 miles). Paved and maintained road.
Blending the traditional with the inventive the museum presents original and traveling exhibitions with a focus on Art of the American West Latin American Art and Modern and Contemporary Art. The historic block features five distinctive properties that provide visitors with a unique look into Tucson?s past.; The Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents an evening concert with superb music and delectable dinner at Tucson Museum of Art. The spiraling architecture surrounds you with the power of...more; Celebrate the annual tradition of Dia de los Muertos at the Tucson Museum of Art. The day will be filled with altars created by local schools and community partners food pinatas ...more
The Presidio San Agustin is Tucson's re-constructed Spanish fort originally built in 1775 which stood through the late 1800's. Today a portion of it stands on the same ground where it was originally built and remains of the original foundation are still present. Visit any time to see Museum exhibits about early Tucson and the many cultures that first came together during the Colonial Period. Docents are also available to provide brief tours of the Territorial era house and courtyard as well as the re-built Presidio. The Presidio also comes to life during Living History days with interpreters in period dress performing daily activities including bread making in the adobe oven blacksmithing soldiering and much more. Check the website for Living History days (second Saturday of the month during winter hours) and for other special events and activities. Winter Hours:October thru April Wed. thru Sun. 10-4. Summer Hours: May thru Sept. Thurs. thru Sun. 10-3.
View the incredible open-pit mine take a look at our huge haul trucks at work and find out how copper is extracted and processed in the mill all at great rates! Free admission to our award-winning exhibit center video theater and picnic area. Our gift shop has been described by customers as one of the best in Arizona's southwestern region. Come visit us! For rates and schedules visit our website or call.
Tombstone?s Historama provides visitors with an authoritative account of Tombstone's history from Geronimo's Apaches to modern times. This ?must see? orientation includes the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral the great fires the flooding of Tombstone?s mines and more. Viewers discover how Tombstone got its name and why Wyatt Earp left Tombstone wanted for murder. Actor Vincent Price narrates this 25-minute multimedia presentation involving video historic photos and computer controlled animated figures moving on a revolving stage. The Historama is included with admission to the O.K. Corral. Open daily 9:30 a.m.?4:30 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving)
Museum features 150 horse-drawn vehicles from buggies to elaborate coaches historic artifacts from pioneer days re-created Tucson Main Street circa 1900. Tour 1 1/2 hours. Open publicly Jan.?April. Private tours year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Phone:520-294-1280. ADA Compliant.