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Mesa Museum Discovery Days: Free admission to Arizona Museum of Natural History, i.d.e.a. Museum

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 19:05:44-05

MESA, AZ — Are you looking for something to do this weekend that is free and educational? Keep on reading!

On Sunday, March 3, the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a. Museum in downtown Mesa will both offer free admission from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, which is usually free, will be open from noon to 5 p.m.

The promotion is part of the City's "Museum Discovery Day," a quarterly event "aimed at making science, art and hands-on activities accessible to families of all economic backgrounds," a news release said. The last event was in December part of the City's "Merry Main Street" activities.

There are more than 60,000 objects on display at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, including replica dinosaurs that move and roar, dinosaur bones; a preserved mound from the ancient Hohokam Native Americans, and displays that talk about space and the Earth's formation.

Kids can make butterfly and wild beast collages and pretend to be biologists, ecologists and zoologists at Junkyard Jungle, the i.d.e.a. Museum's spring exhibition.

Crowds are expected and timed-tickets may be handed out at the door, the release said.

Admission to the Arizona Museum of Natural History normally ranges between $7-$10 per person, and is $9 at the i.d.e.a. Museum.

i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place Mesa, AZ 85201
Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201