April 1-30, Heard Museum

MUSEUMS

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West Valley Arts HQ
June 2-30
Animal art in a variety of media is the focus of Tails, Scales and Feathers, June 2-July 14. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.

Through June 25
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery  

More than 20 Arizona artists have converted fiberglass tortoises into original works for The Tortoise Project & Wild at Art: A Juried Exhibition Featuring All Things Wild and Wonderful, which continues through June 25. The one-of-a-kind creatures will be auctioned off to help support the Vision Gallery’s Vision Kidz Art program. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.

June 1-30
ASU Art Museum  

Breach: Log 16, through Aug. 6; and Blow Up: New Acquisitions, through Aug. 20. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, 480-965-2787.  

June 1-30
Challenger Space Center  

Designed to inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe in which we live, this world-class complex offers space missions, camps, lectures, classes, stargazing nights and more. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8, adults; $7, seniors; $6, children 3-12; free, children 2 and younger. 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, azchallenger.org, 623-322-2001.  

June 1-30
Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wish You Were Here: Bill Green’s Wickenburg Postcards, through June 12; Follow the Thread: Quilts From the Museum’s Permanent Collection, through Dec. 31; and Saddles That Shaped the West, June 27-Oct. 2. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $7.50, adults; $6, seniors; free, youth 16 and younger. 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272.  

June 1-30
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting  

Fire history exhibits cover nearly an acre, including more than 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus from around the world, as well as the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honoring firefighters who have died in the line of duty or who have been decorated for heroism, a memorial to the firefighters and other rescue workers lost on 9/11, a large fire safety exhibit that includes a two-room safety house, and many hands-on exhibits for children. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, children 6-17; $2, children 3-6. 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, hallofflame.org, 602-275-3473.  

June 1-30
Heard Museum  

Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings, through Sept. 5; and Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes, through Sept. 28. M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices; admission is free June 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.

June 1-30
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum 

Hat Tip: A Tribute to Arts Philanthropy, through July 31; Threads: Gathering My Thoughts, through Aug. 7; Archive of Rag and Bone, through Aug. 7; El Mac: Aerosol Exalted, through Aug. 7; and Journey and Memory: past the rock, the sun’s gates and the land of dreams, through Aug. 7. Tu-W, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th-Sa, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. $3.50; free, children 7 and younger. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500. 

June 1-30
Mini Time Machine Museum  

Dedicated to the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures, the museum features more than 275 miniature houses, room boxes and collectibles. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, theminitimemachine.org, 520-881-0606.

June 1-30
Musical Instrument Museum  

Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances are in the spotlight. Advanced wireless technology and high-resolution video screens enable guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds and observe them being played in their original settings. The violin takes center stage in Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker, through June 5. Guests can celebrate la dolce vita with Italian music and culture during Experience Italy, June 4-5. The program features gallery talks, performances and hands-on activities. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

June 1-30
Phippen Museum  

Inspiration to Creation: The Hidden Life Behind Bronze, through July 17; and The Golden Age of Cowgirls, through Oct. 9. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. 4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, 928-778-1385. 

June 1-30
Phoenix Art Museum  

Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980, through June 5; 2015 Contemporary Forum Artists Grant Winners, through June 12; Defining Moments: 50 Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum, through Aug. 7; David Taylor: Photographs, through Oct. 16; and Ducks, Eggs and Fish: Works by Martin Fan Cheng, through Nov. 6. Call for times and admission prices. Admission is free the second Sunday of each month. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

June 1-30
Prescott Center for the Arts  

Four Seasons, through June 11; and All Creatures Great and Small, June 13-July 23. M, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. Free. 208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pca-az.net, 928-445-3286. 

June 1-30
Pueblo Grande Museum  

Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photography by Wayne Norton, through Aug. 31. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; $6, adults; $5, seniors; $3, children 6-17; free, children 5 and younger. 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.

June 1-30
River of Time Museum  

Guests learn about water and its ongoing role in shaping Arizona, plus the future of water sustainability in the desert, with exhibits focusing on Fountain Hills, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Verde communities. Call for times. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $3, children 5-12. 12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills, riveroftimemuseum.org, 480-837-2612.  

June 1-30
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art  

Permanent Collection/Impermanent Museum, through Oct. 2; Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire, through Oct. 2; southwestNET Sama Alshaibi: Silsila, June 4-Sept. 18; and Public Trust: It’s About What We Do, June 4-Sept. 18. W, F-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 15 and younger; free admission on Thursdays. 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, 480-874-4666.  

June 1-30
Shemer Art Center  

Arizona Clay Association Annual Exhibit, through June 16; Reflections of Arizona, June 23-Aug. 4; and Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors, through Nov. 1, 2017. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.   

June 1-30
Smoki Museum  

A historic replica of an ancient pueblo, the museum features pottery, tools, clothing, baskets and more from several Southwestern cultures. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, students; free, children 11 and younger. 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, 928-445-1230.  

June 1-30
Superstition Mountain Museum  

Ted DeGrazia’s original Apache Collection, through June 30. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $5, adults; $4, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, superstitionmountainmuseum.org, 480-983-4888.  

June 1-30
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery  

STEAM, a movement inspired by the popularity of STEM-based education, through Sept. 17. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.  

June 1-30
Tempe History Museum  

Legend City, through Oct. 2, includes hundreds of pieces from the family amusement park, from ticket stubs and character costumes to the dummy used by ventriloquist and Miss America 1965 Vonda Kay Van Dyke in her on-site act. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.  

June 2-30
West Valley Arts HQ  

Animal art in a variety of media is the focus of Tails, Scales and Feathers, June 2-July 14. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.

June 26-30
Museum of Northern Arizona

Curt Walters: A Retrospective, June 26-Nov. 1. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. Call for admission prices. 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, musnaz.org, 928-774-5213.