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America West Arena
201 E. Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85001
Office: 602-379-2000
Fax: 602-379-2002
Tickets: 602-379-7800

Arizona Jewish Theatre Company
4800 N. Central # 106
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Office: 602-264-0402
Fax: 602-264-0450
Tickets: 602-252-8497

Arizona Opera
4600 N. 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Season tickets: 602-266-7464
or Fax: 602-266-5806
Single Tickets thru Dillards:
602-678-2222 or 800-638-4253
Tucson Office: P.O. Box 42828
Tucson, AZ 85733
520-293-4336. Fax 520-293 5097
Internet [email protected]

Arizona Performing Arts Theater
623 W. Southem, Ste 1
Mesa, AZ 85210
Murder mystery dinner theatre, weekends.
Tickets: 602-844-8520
Fax: 602-8448082

Ballet Arizona
3645 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Office: 602-381 4 184
Fax: 602-3814189
Tickets: 602-381-1096

Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavillon
2121 N. 83rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85035
Office: 602-254-7200
Fax 602-849-6663
Tickets: Ticket Master 602-784-4444

Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85224
Office: 602-786-2682
Fax: 602-786-2684
Tickets: 602- 786-2680

PO. Box 517
Tempe, AZ 85280
Office: 602-350-8101 (1-800-583-7831)
Fax: 602-350-8584
Tickets: 602-350-8112

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
101 N. Broad St. / PO. Box 762
Globe, AZ 85502
520-425 0884
Fax 520-425 0884

Gammage Auditorium
Arizona State University Campus

Box 870105
Tempe, AZ 85287-0105
Office & Tickets: 602-965-3434
Fax: 602-965-3583

Great Arizona Puppet Theater
P.O. Box 7001 / 3302 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85011
Fax 602-277-1639

Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Office: 602-2547399
Fax 602-258-9521
Tickets: 602-252-8497 or

Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Office & Tickets: 602-965-5377
Fax: 602-483-9646

Lyric Opera Theatre
Arizona State University Campus
Tempe, AZ 85287
Tickets: 602-965-6447

Mesa Arts Center & Galeria
155 N. Center / P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
Fax 602 644-2901

Mesa Symphony Orchestra
PO. Box 1308
Mesa, AZ 85211
Tickets: 602-897-2121

Paul V. Galvin Playhouse
ASU Campus
Tempe, AZ 85287-2102
Tickets: 602-965-6447

Playhouse Theatre
Arrowhead Towne Center
75th Ave & Glendale

Phoenix Symphony
3707 N. 7th St. . Phoenix,AZ85014
Offce: 602-277-7291
Fax 602-277-7517
Tickets: 602-264-6363

Phoenix Symphony Hall & Civic Plaza
225 E. Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Office: 602-262-6225
Fax: 602-495-3642
Tickets: 602-262-7272 .

Red River Opry
730 N. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Office: 602-8294607 or 1-800-6779
Fax 602-829-1552
Tickets: 602-829-6779

Scottsdale Center for the Arts
7380 E. 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602-994-ARTS (2787)
Fax: 602-994-7728

Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 460
Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Office & Tickets: 602-945-8071
Fax: 602-946-8770
e-mail: [email protected] com

Southwest Shakespeare Company
P.O. Box 30595
Mesa, AZ 85275-0595
Office: 602-641-7039
Fax: 602-898-7627
Tickets: 602-644-2560 or 602-678-2222

Stagebrush Theatre
7020 E. 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5555
Fax 602-2182
e-mail: [email protected]

Sundome Center for Performing Arts
19403 R.H. Johnson Blvd..
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Office: 602-584-3118
Fax: 602-584-7947
Tickets: 602-975-1900

Tempe Little Theater
P.O. Box 24718
Tempe, AZ 85285-4718

Tempe Performing Arts Center
32 E. 6th St. / PO. Box 5002
Tempe, AZ 85280
Office: 602-350-8108
Fax 602-350-8579

West Valley Fine Arts Council
PO. Box 754
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Fax: 602-935-4327

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Gardens & Zoos

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
State Park
37615 Hwy.60
Superior, AZ 85273
35 acres of nature trails and desert plants from around the world. A nature center and hiking destination The Smith Interpretive Ctr, on the National Register of Historic Sites, houses displays & info center. 1924 historic greenhouses exhibit collections of cacti and succulents. Shaded picnic area special events, gift shop, book store, interpretive displays, lecture series; workshops, $2 · 4. Daily: 8 am - 5 pm except Christmas. General Info: 520-689-2811. Office: 520-689-2723. Fax: 520-689-5858

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008 .
20,000+ plants from the world's deserts. Desert Discovery, Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert, Sonoran Desert Nature, Ctr for Desert Living Trails offer close up exhibits on the relationship between man arid land plants and animals. Waiking tours, workshops, children's activities, puppet shows. ·Seasonal Sunday concerts/ brunches & Friday night concerts/dinners. Oct-Apr: 8 am 3 8 pm. May-Sep: 7 am - 10 pm. 602-941-1225 . Fax 602-481-8139. Statewide wildflower hotline, Mar-Apr garden activity hotline May-Feb: 602-481-8134

#2 S. Ft. McDowell Rd.
PO. Box 17928
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Shows explore instincts, interactions and feelings of animals, educational, spontaneous. Tigersplash, people swim with tigers, dive with bears, play with lions. $4.95- 10.95. Oct l-Memorial Day: T-Su, 9:30 am-5 pm. May 24-Sep 29: W- Su,9:30 am-5 pm. 602-837-7779. Fax 602-837-7379

The Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway In Papago Park
Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
Nation's largest privately owned, non-profit zoological park.With 1,300+ animals, including 150 endangered or threatened birds, mammals and reptiles. Featuring trails: Arizona Trail; Africa Trail; Children's Trail with barnyard petting area; Tropics Trail; Deserts Trail. $3.50-7. 9 am - 5 pm daily. May 1 - Labor Day, 7 am - 4 pm. 602-273-1341 Fax 602-273-7078

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Arizona Hall of Fame Museum
1101 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
In the historic 1908 Camegie Library building. Dedicated to those people who have co tributed to Arizona's heritage. Exhibits include Fred Harvey the Harvey Girls in Arizona, Healers, Hucksters and Heroes, Arizona Territorial medicine and the AZ Women's Hall of Fame. 602-255-2110. Fax 602-542-4690

Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum
1502 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Housed in the historic Shriners El Zaribah Temple, displays of rocks & minerals emphasize Arizona's mineral wealth. Mining artifacts and equipment. Classes, group tours available. Gift shop. M-F, 8 am - 5 pm; Sa 1-5 pm. Closed state holidays. Free. 602-255-3791 or 602-255-3795 within AZ. 1-800-4259. Fax 602-255-3777

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Offers children an opportunity to experience the excitement .stimulation provided by the fine arts. new exhibitions per year. $2.. 602-644-2467. Fax 602-644-2466

Arizona Science Center
new address: 600 E. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2331
Interactive science center with exhibits on bubbles, computers, energy, weather, technology. Live science demonstrations. $3.50-4.50. M-Sa, 9 am - 5 . pm. Su, noon - 5 pm. in the spring. 602-258-7250 Fax 602-256-0033

Arizona State Capitol Museum
1700 W Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Housed in the original 1900 . Capitol building, the stnucture and offices have been restored to Iook the way they did in 1912 when Arizona became the 48th State. Focuses on Arizona . Govemment history and operations. Public tours, museum gift shop. 602-542-46750 or 602-542-4581. Fax: 602-542-4690

Arizona State University Art Museum
Mill Ave. & 10th St.
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
In award-winning Nelson Fine Arts Center on Arizona State University campus, exhibits include permanent collections of American art, Latin Arnerican art, historical and contemporary prints, American crafts. Also traveling exhibits. Free. 602-965-ARTS. Fax: 602-965-5254

Buckeye Valley Historical Archaeological Museum
116 E. Highway 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326 .
Discover the history and pre-history of the Buckeye Valley. Changing exhibits show community history and collections. Oct-May: W-F 1-4 pm & Sa 10 am - 4 pm. Free. 602-386-4333

Casa Grande Valley Historical Society & Museum
110 W. Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
See early life in Casa Grande Valley. Period rooms, mining farming exhibits complete the timeline design. Museum store. Daily: 1-5 pm. Closed Memorial Day-9/15. $1. 520-836-2223

Casa Malpais Museum
318 Main Street
Springerville, AZ 85938
Visitors center & museum complex associated with National Historic Landmark site, Casa Malpais, dating between 1265 1400 A.D. A wide range of prehistoric artifacts recovered during excavations at the pueblo are on display. Free. $2-3 tours to the ruins, under 12 free. 520-333-5375

Champlin Fighter Museum
4636 Fighter Aces Drive
Mesa, AZ 85215
Most complete collection of fighter aircraft in the world. Vintage aircraft from WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam eras perfectly restored to air worthiness. Original aviation artwork memorabilia from those who flew these warbirds. One of the largest automatic weapons collections in the country. Home to American Fighter Aces Assn. 10 am - 5 pm. Recording: 602-830-4540.Admin.: 602-830-4541. Fax 602-830-4543

Clemenceau Heritage Museum
I N. Willard St. / PO. Box 511
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Layout of railroad routes from Jerome Mines to smelters in Clemenceau and Clarkdale. Permanent exhibit of pioneer heritage. Changing exhibits. Free. 520-634-2868

Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 N. Frontier St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Westem art and history. Works by sierstadt, Moran, Russell & Remington in pemmanent gallery. Tum-of-the-century period rooms, recreated early Wickenburg street scene, mineral display, Native American room, changing history & art exhibi tions. M-Sa: 10 am - 4 pm; Su, 1-4 pm. 520~2272 Fax 520~5794 Internet: [email protected]

Discovery Park
1651 32nd Street Safford, AZ 85546
A living celebration of the rich past of the Southwest an exploration of our future. 20 inch telescope, exhibit on Origins of the Universe, presentation of the electromagnetic spectrum 12-passenger space-craft ride. Daily: noon - 9 pm except Tu. $3-4, under 6 are free. 520-428-6260. Fax: 520-428-6260. E-mail: [email protected]

Flandrau Science Center Planetarium
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721
Hands-on exhibits, planetarium laser-light shows, mineral museum, public nighttime viewing, science & astronomy store, teacher resource center, science workshops for children. $3-5. 520-6214515. Fax 520-621-8451. Recorded info: 520-621-STAR -7827)
e-mail: [email protected]

Gila River Indian Arts of Crafts
Center & Heritage Museum
P.O Box457
Sacaton, AZ 85247
From 30 tribes. With a Heritage Park, an outdoor village reconstruction, an historical exhibit, arts & crafts exhibit, restaurant serving authentic Indian food. Free. Daily, 8 am - 5 pm. 602-963-3981 or 520-315-3411. Fax: 520-315-3968

Glendale Historical Society Museum
9802 N. 59th Ave. / PO. Box 5606
Glendale, AZ 85312
Weekends mid-Oct.-May tour the historic Guest House, Adobe House and visitors center. 602-931-3668. Fax 602-931-3668

Grace Foundation for the Preservation of Americana
P.O. Box 406 . Cave Creek,AZ 85331
Vintage clothing and items illustrating development of home entertainment, from music boxes to televisions. Hours: Wed. and by appointment. $5. 602-488-9045

Hall of Fiame
6101 E. Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Explore the history of fire fighting. Almost 125 classic pieces of fire apparatus in four air conditioned galleries. Childrens fire safety and play area. 1915 fire engine available for boarding. 602-275-3473. Fax 602-945-1912

The Heard Museum
22 E. Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004- 1480
Native cultures & art with primary focus on cultures of southwestern Native Americans. Intemationally renowned collection of Native American artifacts, as well as a significant collection of historic and contemporary Native American fine art lecture series, special events, tours. 602-252-8840. Fax 602-252-9757

The Heard Museum North
el Pedregal Festival
Marketplace at the Boulders Resort
34505 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Cultural material from the Heard Museum's rich collection of Native American art. Also a Museum shop with the finest authentic Native American art including baskets, pottery, textiles, jewelry and kachina dolls. 602-9817 Fax 602-595 0048

Littie House Museum
P.O. Box 791
Springerville, AZ 85938
Historical memorabilia complimented with authentic stories of mountain lore on a guided tour by curator Wink Crigler. Listen to a rare collection of automatic musical instnuments. Specialty items for sale. $ 1.50-4. 520-333-2286

Mesa Southwest Museum
53 N. Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201
Southwest heritage, from the dinosaurs to today's history. Hands-on exhibits. Tours, classes, special events. $2-4. 602-644-2230 .Fax 602-644-3424

Petersen House Museum
1414 W Southem Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
The Petersen House, an outreach of the Tempe Historical Museum, was built in 1892 by Niels Petersen on property he homesteaded. Tours of the House tell about its residents and emphasize how it looked in the 1890s as well as the 1930s. The House is on the National Historic Register. Free. T-Th & Sa, 10 am - 2 pm. Closed major holidays. 602-350-5151. Fax 602-350-5150

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
The Southwest s largest art museum houses outstanding collections of art from the American West to the Far East. Galleries also showcase contemporary and European art special traveling exhibitions. See the new Museum and its many family-friendly features including a restaurant, hands on gallery for kids. 602-257-1222 Fax. 602-253 8662

Phoenlx Museum of History
Heritage& Science Park
105 N. 5th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Focuses on the history of early Phoenix through stories of the people who were there. Hands on exhibits. Museum shop. $2.50-5, under 6 free. M-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, noon-5 pm. 602-253-2734. Fax 602-253-2348
Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
3901 W Pioneer Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
90-acre walking area of history and lifestyle of territorial Arizona. Self-guided tours, interpreters in period costumes, historic Opera House presents performances, special events. W- Su, 9 am - 5 pm. Closed 6/1-9/30. 602-993-0212. Fax 602-993-7964

Pueblo Grande Museum & Cultural Park
4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Park contains prehistoric Hohokam village ruins including a platform mound, ballcourt, irrigation canals. Museum exhibits highlight Hohokam culture and archaeology. Tours, petroglyph hikes and workshops. Gift shop. Fee. M-Sa, 9 am-4:45 pm. Su, 1-4:45 pm. 602-495-0900. Fax 602-495-5645

Rawhide Old West Museum
23023 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Largest display of Old West antiques and memorabilia in the state. See everything from Geronimos moccasins to a horse-drawn carriage exhibit. 602-502-1880. Fax 602-563-5139

Renee Cushman Art Museum
Springerville, AZ 85938
European artworks including art, original Rembrandt. Furniture and other pieces of art date from the Renaissance to early 20th century French porcelain German glassware, Austrian China, French pin boxes. Hours: by appointment. 520-333-2123

Scottsdale Historical Museum
7333 E. Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Permanent display of 1910 classroom in original two-room schoolhouse. Changing exhibits feature Scottsdale's history. Hours: W-Sa, 10 am - 5 pm. Su, noon - 4 pm. Closed Jul-Aug & holidays. Free. 602-945-4499

Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Juried art exhibits, classes, special events. Free. 602-262~4727Fax 602-262-1605

Sirrine House
160 N. Center
Mesa, AZ 85201
Restored Victorian turn-of the century home. Fumished to period. Tours available. Oct-Mar on weekends. Closed May-Sep. Free. 602 6442760 Fax 602-3424

Smoki Museum Inc.
147 N. Arizona St. P.O. Box 10224
Prescott, AZ 86304
Prehistoric and Historic Native American artifacts, some from Iocal archaeological excava tions; changing exhibits May Oct; art of Kate Cory (early Hopi Iife); research library (by appt.). Apr 28-Oct 31: 10 am - 4 pm Sun 1-4 pm. Closed Wed. Groups year-round by appt. 520-445-1230 or 520-778-7554

Stinson Historical Museum
102 N. I East
Snowflake, AZ
Early pioneer museum. All artifacts from local contributors and a blacksmith shop. Donations. M-Sa,9am-3pm.520-536-433 1

Sun Cities Museum of Art
N. I 1 4th Ave. at Bell Rd.
Sun City, AZ 85373
Five galleries feature exhibi tions of fine art and ethnic costumes from permanent collections, 30 traveling exhibitions featuring media and artists from around the world, museum store, library and tea room. Tuesday aftemoon film and lecture series. Tu-Sa, 10 am - 4 pm; Su, 1-4 pm. 602-972-0635. Fax 602-972-0456. Internet: [email protected]

Superstition Mountains/Lost Dutchman Museum
4650 N. mamoth Mine Rd.
Goldfield/ P.O. Box 3845
Apache Junction, AZ

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