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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category

Arizona Science Center’s Pompeii Packs help kids understand life in 79 A.D.

In conjunction with “Pompeii: The Exhibition,” the Arizona Science Center is offering small artifact-stuffed backpacks to kids exploring the exhibit. These Pompeii Packs contain everyday items based on ancient artifacts from 79 A.D. and questions to prompt discussion, inspiration and learning. Pompeii Packs are free and can be checked out from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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Dinosaurs come alive at OdySea in the Desert

A new indoor attraction called Pangaea, Land of the Dinosaurs, opened Dec. 12 in the OdySea in the Desert complex on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian reservation near Scottsdale. Pangaea features more than 50 life-size animatronic dinosaurs in colorful, interactive, educational exhibits designed to transport visitors back to the age of the dinosaurs Activities include […]

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Get free admission Saturday to Arizona attractions on Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian magazine sponsors Museum Day Live! — a day of free admission at participating local museums and cultural institutions nationwide — on Saturday, Sept. 23. More than 30 Arizona museums are participating, including Cave Creek Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Halle Heart Children’s Museum, i.d.e.a. Museum and Arizona Museum of Natural History. Download […]

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Family Time: Top October events around metro Phoenix

October brings a cozy list of outdoor festivals and fairs, and a whole lot of comfort food. Get those Halloween costumes ready, because you’re going to want to show them off this month at the endless spooky (and not-so-spooky) celebrations that scream Family Time! Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at raisingarizonakids.com/calendar Oct. 1-Nov. 5 […]

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Family Time: Top August events in metro Phoenix

School days are sneaking back into our daily lives. But before you pack those backpacks, soak up a few more lazy days of summer with your kiddos. The temps are still scorching, but these events will help you stay cool and enjoy some of Arizonan’s favorite spots. Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at raisingarizonakids.com/calendar […]

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10 ways to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22

Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to honor the environment that was first organized in response to a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. Today, it’s a great opportunity to teach kids about recycling, new energy-saving technology and more. There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate, with fun and […]

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Veterans Day events in metro Phoenix

City of Phoenix Veterans Day Parade (Fri Nov 11). The 20th annual parade theme is “Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes.” The parade will honor the nation’s veterans with bands, floats, military vehicles and color guards. Parade starts at 11am. Free. Route runs southbound from Montebello and Central avenues, turns west onto Camelback Road, then south onto […]

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“It’s a Dog’s Life” exhibit at kids’ i.d.e.a. Museum celebrates canines

The newest exhibit at Mesa’s kid-friendly i.d.e.a. Museum takes families on an art-filled ode to man’s best friend. “It’s a Dog’s Life,” on exhibit Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Jan. 22, includes hands-on activities featuring dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals and dingoes. Kids can play pretend in a mini veterinarian clinic, create a doggie collage based […]

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“Alien Worlds and Androids” opens at Arizona Science Center

Fans of Iron Man will get a kick out of seeing a full-size replica of the Marvel superhero today when doors open on the Arizona Science Center’s newest exhibit, “Alien Worlds and Androids.” General admission to the Arizona Science Center is free this weekend — from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Sept. 17-18 — […]

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Expanding Heard Museum offers kid-friendly make-and-take exhibit

The Heard Museum is to Southwest American Indian art and culture as a towering, many-armed saguaro is to its surroundings in the high Sonoran Desert. Each is a home, artistic or literal, to a wonderfully diverse group of residents and visitors, that gives both nurturance and shelter to many. Each spreads its roots far and […]

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