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
30 miles 30§ cooler in the aspen and ponderosa pine forest. Open year-round for skiing, skyride unique gifts homemade fudge and patio or fireside dining.
Laugh Have Fun and Celebrate a magical night out in Tucson with top-rated national award-winning entertainers Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed. Enjoy a fun up-close Vaudeville-inspired illusion show in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton Mae West Gypsy Rose Lee and Harry Houdini. Carnival of Illusion is Magic Mystery and OOOH La La! Join them for an evening of Old-World Magic. A Must-See for Tourists and great for Date-Nights Anniversaries Celebrations or a Special Night Out. Bonus: On show nights for an additional price take part in a magical dining experience at the Doubletree Cactus Rose for a special three course prix fixe dinner menu for two. Due to the intimate nature of the boutique theater shows always sell out. Purchase tickets ahead of time. Join the beguiling romp around the world with an evening of Old-World Magic! For tickets and availability www.carnivalofillusion.com or call (520) 615-5299.; Laugh Have Fun and Celebrate in a boutique theater with the National Recipients for Excellence in Magic. The Carnival of Illusion Parlour Show presents
Grab some friends and discover your inner artist. Create your own masterpiece as you spend an evening painting drinking and laughing. Simply visit our website and browse our class schedule. Make a selection and register online. It?s easy! Book a class for yourself or a group with ease.
The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium blends science and learning for all ages through interactive exhibits astronomy and laser light shows in the planetarium and one of the top-five gem and mineral collections in the country. Don?t miss Flandrau?s featured exhibit ?Exploring Sky Islands? full of fun hands-on exhibits that will take you from our desert basins to the pine forests on top of our Arizona mountains. Our newest exhibit ?The Best Of The Best: Prize Minerals from the vaults of Arizona’s Top Collectors” brings together a dazzling array of minerals and the stories behind them ? the search the discovery the history and the awe-inspiring science ? that make these specimens come to life and conveys the excitement that inspires the collectors.
Built in 1910 as the historic first synagogue in the Arizona Territory the Jewish History Museum houses the Jewish Pioneers of the Southwest Exhibit. The Holocaust History Center is also open and focuses on the 230 Survivors who made Tucson their home after the War. Open for tours 1-5 p.m. Wed. Thurs. Sat. and Sun. and Friday from 12-3 pm. Closed in July.
A Museum filled with the glitter and guns of those who tamed the West. Displays include a tax license for operating a brothel and invitations to a hanging. Visitors also can learn the real story behind the Shootout at O.K. Corral.
The Tombstone Epitaph is Arizona?s oldest newspaper. Today you can explore this famous newspaper?s historic newsroom and print shop. Inspect the original printing press and see how the Epitaph was printed in the 1880s. Read 1880s news reports of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral? Tombstone?s Great Fires and the Apache Geronimo?s surrender. A fascinating display chronicles the life of John P. Clum–the Epitaph?s founder Tombstone?s Mayor and Postmaster and good friend of Wyatt Earp. Admission is free to this National Historic Journalism Site. Open daily 9:30 a.m.?5 p.m. (Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving) Subscription: $25/year.
The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park ranges from an elevation of 2670 ft to 8666 ft and contains 6 biotic communities. The biotic communities (starting from the lowest elevation) include desert scrub desert grassland oak woodland pine-oak woodland pine forest and mixed conifer forest. Average annual precipitation is approximately 12.30 in. The Rincon Mountains peak at a considerably higher elevation than the Tucson Mountains therefore there are more biotic communities and increased plant and wildlife diversity. Because of the higher elevation in the Rincons animals like the black bear Mexican spotted owl Arizona mountain king snake and white-tailed deer live in this district.
Enter Randolph Way off 22nd St. west of Alvernon. Travel from South American rain forests to African grasslands in one day. Over 500 exotic animals from different continents in naturalistic habitats. Conservation recreation and education for the entire family. Come play outside!