The Tucson Children’s Museum has built a new exhibit called Sense of Place. It is a fun and educational area, with interactive models of well-known areas in Tucson for kids to play on and explore. These include replicas of Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, A Mountain, and the “Greetings from Tucson” mural. Building the Sense of Place exhibit took about 4 months, however, planning the exhibittook about eight months. It cost about $200,000. We spoke with executive director Michael Luria and lead discovery guide Ellie Mark. They told us that the goal of the exhibit is to be fun and educational, and it is! We recommend you check it out.
The Sense of Place exhibit is located on the left side when you walk in the door. According to the official website, their Fall hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They will be closed on Christmas Day. If you would like to visit the Children’s Museum, admission is $9 for everyone over 12 months. Children under 12 months get in free. However, on the third day of each month, admission for adults and children over 12 months is $3. For more information, check out the website at www.childrensmuseumtucson.org.