K-BACH public radio invites you to Explore The Great Indoors by visiting one of Arizona's many cool museums and cultural institutions. Chill out during the Valley of the Sun's hottest months as you explore the wonderful venues of these participating sponsors.
It's always cool in the Children's Museum of Phoenix. Spend your summer exploring three floors of hands-on, creative and immersive exhibits and programs. Ranked one of the top three children's museums in the nation by the Early Childhood Education Zone, the museum offers 300+ play experiences. Learn more at ChildrensMuseumOfPhoenix.org
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Celebrate a new season at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Summer Opening! Experience four new exhibitions including the premiere of an exquisite series of photographs and multimedia works by internationally recognized, Tucson-based artist Sama Alshaibi, the restaging of a groundbreaking exhibition by Mel Roman, and a unique look at the Museum's collection and the remnants of past artworks. Learn more at smoca.org
The cooled museum in Mesa, off the Loop 202, was founded as a non-profit to restore and preserve a collection of US combat aircraft. At its heart is a mission of educating generations about the causes of war, the great loss of life, and the heroes who saved the world. The museum offers Warbird rides, a working mechanics hangar and 55,000 square feet of aircraft, artifacts and exhibits.
ASU Art Museum will be closed for renovations during the month of June. Join us to celebrate our grand re-opening at Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 9th. There will be more than a dozen hands-on, art-making activities from 10am - 4pm. You can also take a stroll through the galleries and visit our 5 new summer exhibitions. More information at asuartmuseum.asu.edu
Stay cool and travel the world without leaving Phoenix's number one attraction on TripAdvisor: MIM! Immerse yourself in the MIM experience with 200,000 square feet of air conditioned comfort, enjoy fun programs, special exhibitions, monthly cultural celebrations, and 200 concerts year round in the acoustically superb MIM Music Theater.
Arizona Aerospace Foundation
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Pima Air & Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the United States. The museum maintains a collection of more than 325 aircraft and spacecraft, from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner.
An atomic heritage site featuring a rare look into the once top secret world of America's largest nuclear weapon.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West is pleased to announce brand new tours! Don't miss our Private Collections tour - a special behind the scenes exclusive view of the architect's rarely seen personal art collection. Also, join our Garden Walk tour - a lovely stroll through the gardens, terraces and walkways of Taliesin West.
Named a Smithsonian Affiliate and 2016 "Best Western Museum" in the nation (True West magazine), the museum features regularly changing exhibits of Western art and artifacts on loan from some of the world's foremost collectors and institutions. Follow the journey of the Lewis and Clark expedition in an exhibition of 100 paintings by Charles Fritz, or marvel at more than 1,250 artifacts of the Old West.
|Chill out this summer at the Heritage Center where our focus on history takes visitors on a trip through time. Where else can you enjoy seeing a WWII fighter plane, UFO, moon rock, and an old-time general store all in one place.|
Take advantage of our summer specials including the free Amazing Arizona! summer program for children ages 6-12 for several topics of fun and educational hands-on activities (Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am - 12 noon during June and July); and Summer Sizzle! a full day of hands-on activities, food and fun on Saturday, July 30th.
Located at the southeast edge of Papago Park in Tempe. Learn more at arizonahistorialsociety.org