Through October 2
Tempe History Museum
Legend City includes hundreds of pieces from the former 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, 1-5 p.m. Free. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.
Through October 9
The Golden Age of Cowgirls. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1-4 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. 4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, 928-778-1385.
Through October 21
West Valley Arts HQ
West Valley Arts Council hosts Exhibición de Arte, featuring works by Hispanic/Latino artists, as well as depictions of Hispanic/Latino culture by non-Hispanic artists. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.
Through October 29
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Wonder Gardens: The Artworks of Pat Scheurich. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.
ASU Art Museum
Encounter: Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, through Nov. 26; The Brandywine Workshop Collection, through Dec. 17; and Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta, through Dec. 31. 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.
Cave Creek Museum
The museum reopens for the season Oct. 1, showcasing an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that chronicle the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. Highlights of the new season include collections of Southwestern jewelry, bolo ties, pottery, travel trunks and an exhibit detailing the history of Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo, which celebrates 40 years this spring. W-Th, Sa-Su, 1-4:30 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5, adults; $3, seniors; $2, students; free, children 12 and younger. 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, cavecreekmuseum.org, 480-488-2764.
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.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Wish You Were Here: Bill Green’s Postcards, through Oct. 2; Route 66: Recent Creations, Retro Collections, through Oct. 2; Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer (1885-1978), through Nov. 27; Follow the Thread: Quilts from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, through Dec. 31; Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now, Oct. 8-Oct. 8, 2017; and Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West, Oct. 15-March 5. 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.
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.
It’s Your Turn: A Home Studio, through Dec. 4; Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, through Dec. 31; and Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, Oct. 15-Jan. 8. M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
WordWide Wanderings, through Nov. 27; The Footnote Chronicles: Corinne Geertsen, through Jan. 8; Paradise Lost: Daniel Martin Diaz, through Jan. 15; Off the Page: Contemporary Art Influenced by Literature, through Jan. 22; and Dina Goldstein — Disillusioned, through Jan. 22. 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.
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.
Museum of Northern Arizona
Curt Walters: A Retrospective, through 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.
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. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000. MIM celebrates the life of the legendary John Lennon, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with gallery talks, film screenings and trivia commemorating Lennon’s legacy of peace and love.
Phoenix Art Museum
Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor, through Oct. 16; Ducks, Eggs and Fish: Works by Martin Fan Cheng, through Nov. 6; Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Oct. 7-Jan. 8; Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome, Oct. 19-March 12; and INFOCUS PhotoBid 2016, Oct. 26-Nov. 16. Call for times and ticket prices. Admission is free the second Sunday of each month. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
Pueblo Grande Museum
Located on a 1,500-year-old site left by the Hohokam culture, this national historic landmark features an interpretive trail that takes guests through a prehistoric archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ball court and full-scale reproductions of Hohokam homes. The museum celebrates International Archaeology Day Oct. 15, with archaeology demonstrations, children’s activities and tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records opens Oct. 20 and continues through April 30. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Su, 1-4:45 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.
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.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Permanent Collection/Impermanent Museum, through Oct. 2; Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire, through Oct. 2; Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power, Oct. 1-Jan. 8; and Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When it Collapses, Oct. 15-Jan. 22. An opening celebration is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14. 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.
Shemer Art Center
Metal Works, through Nov. 10; and Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors, through Nov. 1, 2017. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.
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, 1-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, students; free, children 11 and younger. 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, 928-445-1230.
Superstition Mountain Museum
Original paintings by Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) are on display in DeGrazia’s Prospectors and Burros, through May 31. 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.
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
Clay, through Dec. 31, is an exhibition of works by Arizona artists in celebration of the center’s ninth anniversary. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.
Dark and twisted creations reflect imaginative noir humor and horror, underworld fantasies, demons of greed, even political sardonic satire, in a variety of mediums in “Monsters’ Menagerie.” Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. Free. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.