Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Tucson’s participating museums include:
The Arizona Teacher Walk Out will be held Thursday and Friday, April 26th – 27th. Since many of Tucson’s schools will be closed during this time, families will be seeking alternative care and activities for their school-aged children. As educational resources for our community, many TAM organizations will be offering on-going free and/or reduced admission to children, families, and educators, until the Walk Out has ended.
The list below highlights organizations which have confirmed their commitment with TAM. Many more institutions are promoting their resources to the community through their own social media channels. The list below will continue to be updated.
Arizona State Museum: Free admission for children and hands-on activities at the museum. Admission for adults or those without a CatCard or PCC card is $5.00. Also, Saturday, May 5th, for our Culture Craft Saturday program teachers and kids get in free. Teachers can receive professional development hours too. We ask that they rsvp to the email address listed in the flyer. Please see the flyer for details: ASM May 2018.
Center for Creative Photography: Free admission to children, families and educators.
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures: Those visiting with children will receive free admission.
University of Arizona Museum of Art: Free admission to children, families and educators.
On Point: Sculptures on the Tips of Lead Pencils running February 1 through April 15, 2018 at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, features over thirty micro miniature sculptures, carved on the tips of lead pencils, created by artists Cindy Chinn, Salavat Fidai, and Dalton Ghetti.
Apply Now to Win a $300 Scholarship from TAM for the 2018 AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo! TAM is committed to providing three (3) 2018 AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo Scholarships each in the amount of $300. Award monies may also be used retroactively as reimbursement for funds already spent to attend the 2018 AAM Annual Meeting. Application Submission Deadline: March 2, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified March 12, 2018. Please see application for details and applicant requirements.
“Prospectors and Postmen: Mail Delivery in the Boom Days of Mining” presents photographs, contemporaneous mail, and other documents to tell the story of early mail and freight transportation methods, with particular emphasis on Arizona. The exhibit includes information on the Colorado River steamboats, pack animals, wagons, coaches, buckboards, and “pony express” style horseback mail delivery.
Prospectors and Postmen: Mail Delivery in the Boom Days of Mining exhibit runs through May 2018.