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ARI­ZONA SCI­ENCE CEN­TER Hands-on ex­hibits il­lus­trat­ing sci­en­tific prin­ci­ples; awe­some weather the­ater and plan­e­tar­ium. www.az­science.org. Her­itage & Sci­ence Park, 600 E. Wash­ing­ton St., 602.716.2000. Phoenix Map J7

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM OF PHOENIX A zany steel climb­ing ap­pa­ra­tus, foam noo­dle for­est, and tac­tile, noisy and imag­i­na­tive ac­tiv­i­ties abound. www.chil­drens­mu­se­u­mof­phoenix.org. 215 N. 7th St., 602.253.0501. Phoenix Map H8 MU­SI­CAL IN­STRU­MENT MU­SEUM MIM A repos­i­tory of mu­sic-mak­ing de­vices from around the globe, where an­tique and fu­tur­is­tic in­stru­ments from coun­tries fa­mil­iar and for­eign are pre­sented coun­try-by-coun­try in de­tailed vi­gnettes; guests stroll into range wear­ing headphones to hear mu­si­cal sam­ples and na­tive tongues. MIM also reg­u­larly mounts the­matic ex­hibits, hosts tour­ing as­sem­blages, and presents live per­for­mances. Through Sept. 4: Drag­ons and Vines: In­laid Gui­tar Mas­ter­pieces. www.mim.org. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480.478.6000. Val­ley Map H17 WEST­ERN SPIRIT: SCOTTS­DALE’S MU­SEUM OF THE WEST This Smith­so­nian Af­fil­i­ate mu­seum and 2016 “Best West­ern Mu­seum” in the na­tion ( True West mag­a­zine) fea­tures reg­u­larly chang­ing ex­hibits of West­ern art and ar­ti­facts, entertaining events, and in­for­ma­tive pro­grams. Through April 30: The Taos So­ci­ety of Artists. Through May 31: John Cole­man: Past/Present/Fu­ture. www.scotts­dale­mu­seum west.org. 3830 N. Marshall Way, 480.686.9539. Scotts­dale Map K3

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