In­door En­ter­tain­ment

Four must-see mu­se­ums to wan­der through, and casi­nos where vis­i­tors try their luck.

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Ex­plore ev­ery­thing from sci­ence to art to in­stru­ments to culture via both hands-on and static ex­hibits at a va­ri­ety of stops in the Val­ley. Ex­plore sci­ence at the Ari­zona Sci­ence Cen­ter (www.az­science.org), where vis­i­tors find a va­ri­ety of fun ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a weather area (what does it feel like to stand in the mid­dle of a tor­nado? Find out!) and a plan­e­tar­ium. » As the largest art mu­seum in the South­west, there’s plenty to see at Phoenix Art Mu­seum (www.phxart.org), from 19th- cen­tury Euro­pean works to 21st- cen­tury con­tem­po­rary mas­ter­pieces. Closed Mon­days. » Ex­plore Amer­i­can In­dian ar­ti­facts and art at the Heard Mu­seum (www.heard.org), a lo­cale cel­e­brated world­wide for its un­par­alledand reg­u­larly col­lec­tion chang­ing and ex­hibits.mix of per­ma­nen­tThe gift shop» o ers au­then­tic, hand­made Na­tive art. The bi-level Mu­si­cal In­stru­ment Mu­seum, a ec­tion­ately known as the MIM (www. mim.org), has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the world’s only global mu­si­cal in­stru­ment mu­seum. View ap­prox­i­mately 6,500 mu­sic­mak­ing de­vices from around the world.

Phoenix Art Mu­seum

Mu­si­cal In­stru­ment Mu­seum

Heard Mu­seum

Ari­zona Sci­ence Cen­ter

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