General, History, Library, Specialized
Interactive displays trace the history of telecommunications in Arizona from the 1870s to the present day. Features changing exhibits including photographs, hand tools, switchboards, coin phones, directory, telegraph, teletype, and bell system memorabilia.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
The Tempe History Museum is a community history museum that brings people together to celebrate Tempe's past and ponder its future. The main exhibition, Tempe: Distinct, Diverse, Dynamic, dramatically presents the story of Tempe through a variety of media. The exhibition explores the history of Tempe through four thematic areas—College Town, Building Our Community, Living Together and Surviving in the Desert.
History, Science, Specialized, University
The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is proud to offer access to the Museum of Optics, its collection of antique and historic telescopes, microscopes, lenses and cameras. These specimens represent work by the world's most respected instrument makers from the 18th century to the present.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, Nature Centers, Park
Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul Park, a charming botanical garden, set on 49 acres of lush desert. Locals and visitors alike delight in the experience of having nature at their fingertips, marveling at soaring Saguaros and the unexpected encounter with a resident hummingbird on winding nature paths.
Anthropology, Art, Culture
Visitor comment: The museum is difficult to find, but it's worth the effort! There are almost no signs to guude you there; we got a map from the office at the Indian Oasis Intermediate School on Highway 86. On the west end of Sells, turn south, pass the hospital, turn right on the road to Topawa (Indian Highway 19), go almost 10 miles, then left on Fresnal Canyon Road.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library, Nature Centers, Specialized
Exhibitions change regularly and include our collection holdings as well as loans from other museums; pertinent traveling exhibitions from other museums are also featured frequently.
The Museum’s 17,000 square foot facility features twelve permanent interactive exhibits, including Tucson Electric Power’s Electri-¬City, the Música de las Americas music room, the Art Studio, Dinosaur World, the Ocean Discovery Center, the Public Safety Station, Mind Your Own Body, Build It, Whistle Stop, Pet Vet and more. We also have the Enchanted Rain Forest which is specially designed for children four years and under.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Specialized
Walking through the over 125 horse-drawn vehicles on display one can easily trace their importance in developing the motor driven vehicles to follow. Our goal is to further develop this concept to help make it more easily comprehended.