in Tucson, AZ
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.
If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Arizona Historical Society Museum
140 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 Directions
The Arizona Historical Society Museum Downtown has worked hard to preserve Tucson's history since 1864. Various pieces and artifacts vividly document the state's Spanish, colonial and territorial periods. Authentic relics of stagecoaches as well as some of Wyatt Earp's personal effects are just some of the many notable pieces waiting to be discovered.
Flandrau: The University of Arizona Science Center
1601 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719 Directions
Many of the scientific world's mysteries and phenomena are presented and investigated among the various exhibits and interactive displays at Flandrau: The University of Arizona Science Center. Everything from rare minerals of the Hindu Kush, to how to survive the summer heat, to various telescopic exhibits that explain which planets are visible in the evening skies, are all waiting to be discovered at this museum.
International Wildlife Museum
4800 W Gates Pass Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745 Directions
Tucson's International Wildlife Museum will capture the kids' imaginations while taking them on a whirlwind safari across the continents. Tigers from India, jaguars from Arizona, and sharks up close are just a few of the interactive exhibits and attractions your kids can experience. Plus, they may even learn a few things, too! A fully equipped IMAX theater showing science-themed movies and a fully-stocked souvenir shop round out a great day of traveling the globe to see some amazing creatures.
Mini-Time Machine, A Museum of Miniatures
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, AZ 85712 Directions
Going back in time just got a whole lot smaller thanks to the folks at the Mini-Time Machine, A Museum of Miniatures. At 15,560 square feet, this is the largest museum of miniatures in the Southwest. It's a state-of-the-art, interactive trip that allows you to go back to different historical periods and each one is represented by an intricate and detailed set of miniatures. Some of the items date back as far as 1775, proving that this unique collection of miniatures is a pretty big deal.
Pima County Sports Hall of Fame
110 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 Directions
Pima County Sports Hall of Fame's mission is to properly document and preserve the contributions of the talented athletes who have had a positive impact on sports in Pima County. Established in April of 1989, this museum honors the exceptional moments in sports and of individuals who participated in Pima County high schools, community college, university or professional athletics. Athletes who have contributed in other areas like coaching, officiating as a referee, or worked to promote various events in the area are also spotlighted in the Hall of Fame. A unique look at the role of sports in this community will fascinate any fan.
University of Arizona Museum of Art
1031 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721 Directions
If art is in the eye of the beholder, then there will be plenty of it to see at the University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts. There is an astounding backlog of work created in several mediums but all leave a distinctive, unforgettable impression and will likely inspire you to keep taking it all in. From the religious paintings that trace back to Ciudad Rodrigo to pieces detailing various NASA missions to the highly popular "Guitars! A Tucson Rocks Exhibition," all the exhibits here most definitely hit all the right notes.
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