Learn about your body, making healthy choices and the joy of growing, shopping for and cooking food! Hit the orchard and Flores Mercado before testing your chef skills in the cocina.
Sponsored by Tucson Medical Center.
Imagine It! is the creative heart of the Museum. The paint pod encourages visitors to paint on the wall – we’ll clean it up! The BUILD area has elements of construction, architecture and engineering. In the MAKE space, let your imagination soar with recycled materials, tools and maker guides.
Always a favorite, this exhibit lets kids “take care” of the pets, from X-rays to baths.
Sense of Place
Take a tour around Tucson, from Sabino Canyon to Sentinel Peak, with stops at Colossal Cave and Kitt Peak along the way. Scale the heights of Sabino, discover creatures in the cave and view the heavens in the Kitt Peak telescope. Explore the inside of a saguaro, then top it off with a photo op in front of “A” Mountain – all in one room!
Trains above, around and one big one to climb through, with a bell to ring and horn to sound.
Bang on the drums and pound on the xylophones to fill our courtyard with beautiful music. Or take a moment for reflection and remembrance.
See how those things that must come down, do. Move the magnetic pieces on the Ball Wall to create a track for the ball to follow, or line up the leaves on the Caterpillar Thriller to send the metal bead caterpillars down the path.
Hands-on STEM experience that kids of all ages and parents enjoy. This exhibit is full of science activities that make noise and move! Watch balls and scarves fly through Airways, wonder at the Bernoulli Blower or challenge friends to a test of balance.
At some point, every kid wants to be a police officer or fire fighter. Experience a life in public safety in our firehouse, fire engine, police motorcycle and ambulance!
For our youngest visitors, our newly expanded Wee World offers tactile and make-believe opportunities for those 5 and younger. Take care of the babies, try on a costume, play musical flowers, climb and explore on the Luckey Leaf or sit quietly in the reading corner.