53 North Macdonald, Mesa Arizona 85201
Said to be like a miniature "Smithsonian", this museum features southwestern folklore and attracts more than 200,000 visitors annually. Visitors can hear the thrilling roar of animated full-scale dinosaurs as they venture through the fascinating caves and life-sized recreations of the mysterious Hohokam Indian dwellings. There are hands-on exhibits for all ages including panning for real gold nuggets. Every three to four months special changing exhibits add new life and variety to the museum.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Other Science nearby:
(Mesa) Mesa Southwest Museum
(Phoenix) Tonto National Forest
12/09 Coming to The Mesa area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.