- Arizona State Museum
Experience the enduring cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest, and northern Mexico through dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and an educational museum store. Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region (est. 1893), an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and home of the world’s largest collections of Southwest American Indian pottery and Southwest American Indian basketry. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Closed Sundays and federal and state holidays. Admission: Adults 18+-$5.
- Biosphere 2
Just north of Tucson on Oracle Road/Highway 77, explore a “world under glass.” Biosphere 2 contains a living rainforest, ocean, and four other biomes in a 3.14-acre laboratory. Tours take you inside this engineering marvel where construction and experiments on the Landscape Earth Observatory have begun. Experience one of Time Life Books 50 must-see “Wonders of the World.” Open daily, 9am-4pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Admission: Adults-$20; Seniors, AAA, Military-$18; Children-$13; UA Catcard-$10.
- Campus Arboretum
The UA campus is the oldest continually-maintained green space in Arizona. This unique collection of trees, shrubs and plants offers specimens from arid and semi-arid climates around the world. More than 50 campus trees are the only existing samples of their kind in Arizona and several are unique in the Southwest.
- Center for Creative Photography
Experience this one-of-a-kind archive, museum and research center dedicated to photography as an art form and cultural record. The Center’s changing exhibits include key collections of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan and other great 20th century photographers. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday - Sunday, 1-4pm.
- Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Open your mind at Southern Arizona’s only planetarium, with fun and educational programs for everyone. Hands-on exhibits and sky shows highlight the wonders of science, and music laser shows immerse audiences in light and sound. Tour the heavens via the observatory’s 16-inch telescope (no reservations needed). Open seven days a week, see website or call for hours, exhibits and admission information.
- Jim Click Hall of Champions
Live the heritage and rich traditions of Arizona Athletics. Rotating exhibits feature historic moments in UA sports history and the legendary Wildcat student-athletes and coaches who have contributed to Arizona’s tradition of excellence. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Saturday, 12-5pm. Closed Sundays and holidays. Hours vary on game days. Admission: Free.