There are no shortage of fun, family-friendly museums in Tucson.
Start with a visit to the Children's Museum of Tucson, which features exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to grocery shopping. Younger kids will love dabbling in the art studio, and the whole family will love learning the mysteries behind the power grid in the "Electri-City" exhibit.
For aviation buffs, plan a visit to the Pima Air and Space Museum, which has been one of Tucson's star attractions since it first opened doors in 1976. The museum property is laid out over 150 acres populated by a collection of more than 250 aircraft.
One of the city's biggest family-friendly attractions is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This popular "living museum" is set on 21 acres of pristine desert. Families can enjoy strolling the winding garden trails, and catching a glimpse of endangered species like the Mexican wolf, thick-billed parrot, ocelot, margay, and jaguarundi. There's also a popular hummingbird aviary that offers a close-up look at the small, whimsical birds.
If the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is on your itinerary, plan a pit stop at the International Wildlife Museum, which is also on Tucson's west side. Even if you're not a big fan of taxidermy, the museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of stuffed and preserved animals and insects. Kids can touch real animal skulls, fur and skin. Talk about hands-on learning!