SkyNights Evening Observing is an awe-inspiring opportunity to explore the night skies from the summit of Mt. Lemmon. Visitors observe astronomical objects with a research quality telescope and the guidance of a professional astronomer / astro-photographer.; Every night explore the night skies from the summit of Mount Lemmon using the Arizona's largest public telescope during a five-hour program. View spectacular sunsets and atmospheri...more
The Santa Cruz Advocates of the Arts announces the Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival is scheduled for April 26 2014 in Nogales Arizona. Go to http://www.mingusproject.com for more information about the festival.
An urban oasis of 5.5 acres with 17 residentially-scaled specialty gardens. The Gardens has a seasonal live tropical Butterfly Exhibit Butterfly Magic. Eclectic Gift Shop Monthly Rotating Art Exhibits Birdhouse Cafe Tours and Classes available. Open daily 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: May through October pricing: $8 adults $7 senior/student/military $4 for children 4-12 and free for children under 4 and members. October through April pricing: $13 adult $12 senior/student/military $7.50 children 4 to 12 free to children under 4 and members (Includes entrance to Butterfly Magic) Memberships available. For more information visit our website.
We're a small winery that's awesome! One of many great Sonoita-area wineries in Southern Arizona, our family farm is a fun, warm place for families and wine afficionados alike.
EXPLORE YOUR UNIVERSE! The world?s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert. Kitt Peak on the Tohono O?odham Reservation is home to 24 optical and two radio telescopes representing dozens of astronomical research institutions. The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) funded by the National Science Foundation oversees site operations on Kitt Peak. Explore the Visitor Center exhibits and gift shop to learn about astronomy. Take a tour and discover how astronomers use telescopes to unlock the mysteries of the Universe. Visit the National Solar Observatory exhibit gallery and watch scientists operate the world?s largest solar telescope. Docent-lead tours run daily 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Self-guided also available. Open daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st. NIGHTLY STARGAZING: Join us for a special experience and use the Visitor Center Public Telescopes telescope to observe spectacular objects in the night sky. This program is limited to 46 participants and requires reservations made well in advance. Group numbers can go to 100. This unique program runs nightly. Ck our website for current and unique star gazing programs. The Kitt Peak Experience ..Like no other! DIRECTIONS: Kitt Peak is 56 miles southwest of Tucson via State Route 86 on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Allow 90 minutes of drive time from Tucson. Take I-10 to I-19 South. Less than 1 mile is Ajo Way/Hwy 86 (Exit 99). Take this exit West (right). Proceed past Ryan Airfield and Three Points. Continue until Junction 386 (Kitt Peak turnoff). Turn left onto 386. The Kitt Peak Visitor Center is located at the summit (12 miles). Paved and maintained road.
Tucson Meet Yourself celebrates the living traditional arts of Arizona-Sonora's ethnic communities. The Annual Folklife Festival takes place the 2nd weekend every October in downtown Tucson's El Presidio Park Jacome Plaza Tucson Convention Center plaza and La Placita Village. This free family-friendly folk-life event features over 200 performers and artists plus 60 ethnic clubs sharing their traditional foods music dances stories and heritage. Traditions of Health & Wellness is the theme for 2011. Healthy delicious ethnic foods a Tucson MOVE Yourself path guiding festival goers through activities including dance & martial arts workshops and a Health & Wellness Expo with healing techniques and fitness demos will be featured. Other special events include our Low Rider Show Artisan Marketplace and a special event at the Fox Theater celebrating our founder 'Big Jim' Griffith.
The Reid Park Rose Garden boasts 1080 different color rose beds with more than 100 species of roses. The Rose Society of Tucson has been a partner with the City in the development and promotion of the garden for many years. A layout plan available free at the garden indicates the location of the various rose species in the garden and lists the best rose varieties for our desert climate. The garden also contains a large gazebo and is very popular for weddings birthday parties and other special events by reservation. The Rose Garden is always a special place to visit but the most impressive display of roses in bloom occurs each March-April and October-November. Open daily sunrise to sunset.
Open for services. Allow 1-2 hours. A village map/self-guided walking tour is available from any of the town merchants and at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.
Tombstone?s Historama provides visitors with an authoritative account of Tombstone's history from Geronimo's Apaches to modern times. This ?must see? orientation includes the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral the great fires the flooding of Tombstone?s mines and more. Viewers discover how Tombstone got its name and why Wyatt Earp left Tombstone wanted for murder. Actor Vincent Price narrates this 25-minute multimedia presentation involving video historic photos and computer controlled animated figures moving on a revolving stage. The Historama is included with admission to the O.K. Corral. Open daily 9:30 a.m.?4:30 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving)
Open year-round; small donation for entry. 13 unit campground picnic areas nature trail restrooms drinking water hiking trails and an amphitheater