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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
Arizona Historical Society Museum

140 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701   Directions

(520) 628-5774

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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.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum | Zoo-Aquarium-Botanical Garden-Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum | Zoo-Aquarium-Botanical Garden-Museum

2021 N Kinney Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743   Directions

(520) 883-2702

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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers the best of all possible worlds, and does an amazing job of encapsulating everything that makes Tucson a truly amazing place. The museum's mission is to inspire its visitors to live in harmony with one another as well as the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. The facility is a world-renowned zoo, history museum and botanical garden, meaning you'll see three attractions in one when you visit. So bring the family on an incredible journey to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and become that much closer for the experience.

Children's Museum Tucson
Children's Museum Tucson

200 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701   Directions

(520) 792-9985

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The Children's Museum Tucson offers your kids a chance to get their hands dirty, but in a good way! With plenty of interactive exhibits, they'll be able to get up close to build a building with Lego building blocks, learn about what makes their body function, and even play vet with a real live dog or cat. This family attraction offers a great way for kids to have fun and get educated about a wide range of subjects that affect their lives in so many ways.

Etherton Gallery
Etherton Gallery

135 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701   Directions

(520) 624-7370

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Powerfully mixing history and art, the Etherton Gallery will amaze you with their collection of vintage photography and classic portraits that date back several decades. The Etherton also provides several pieces on loan to various other corporations and museums and has a sterling reputation as one of the leading purveyors of vintage images and their preservation. Their gallery also features equally moving works rendered in a variety of media like paint, sculpture and various other mixtures.

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

1601 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719   Directions

(520) 621-7827

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Many of the scientific world's mysteries and phenomena are presented and investigated among the various exhibits and interactive displays at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. 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
International Wildlife Museum

4800 W Gates Pass Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745   Directions

(520) 618-3561

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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.

Philabaum Glass Gallery
Philabaum Glass Gallery

711 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701   Directions

(520) 884-7404

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Art for art's sake is all very good and fine, but watching it actually being created before your eyes adds a completely different dimension to the piece. At the Philabaum Glass Gallery, that kind of connection with the featured glass creations is a fairly common occurrence. Come in and gaze at the extensive glass art in an amazing array of styles and colors. And don't forget to peer into the glass blowing studio and watch the master artisan glass blowers create something that you'll definitely want to take home with you before you leave this clearly unique collection of art and it's dramatic creation.

Pima Air and Space Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum

6000 E Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85756   Directions

(520) 574-0462

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Your time in Tucson is about to really take off with a visit to the Pima Air and Space Museum. See historical and vintage aircraft from over 100 years of aviation that have played important roles in the history of our nation and of the world. Marvel at over 300 aircrafts displayed with great attention to detail in the largest non-government funded museum. The Pima Air and Space Museum is the attraction where history takes flight, so get on board for a trip you'll never forget!

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, AZ 85712   Directions

(520) 881-0606

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Going back in time just got a whole lot smaller thanks to the folks at The Mini Time Machine 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.

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

140 N Main Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701   Directions

(520) 624-2333

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If you've always wanted to be a culture vulture but never knew where to start, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is a museum attraction that will help to expand your knowledge of world-wide cultures. See an amazingly wide spectrum of artwork, from the Mexican Masks of the Lazar Collection to the serigraphs of Bill Schenck to the Legacy of Surrealism, one stroll through this rich compendium of art will captivate your imagination and dazzle your senses. Plus, there are various classes and seminars that invite you to draw, paint and create so that you can ultimately express your own artistic vision.

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