Uncover a little history of the Southwest with an architectural tour, trip to the natural history museum, and more on our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:

Free admission to the Arizona Museum of Natural History: August 22
In celebration of the Mesa Valley Metro light rail grand opening, the Arizona Museum of Natural History invites guests to stop in and explore this Saturday. Discover the cultural and natural history of the Southwest from the origins of earth, dinosaurs and ancient cultures, territorial Arizona, and everything in between for free from 9 a.m. to noon.

53 N Macdonald, Mesa 85201

Photo credit: Arizona Museum of Natural History via Facebook

Photo credit: Arizona Museum of Natural History via Facebook

History Tour of the Arizona Biltmore: August 22
Designed in part by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright, this elegant resort nicknamed the “Jewel of the Desert” played host to a number of celebrities and glamorous events since its construction in 1928. Learn more about the Biltmore’s style and legacy during a 90-minute historical tour.

2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix 85016

Catch closing exhibits at the Phoenix Art Museum: August 21-23
Explore the storytelling of Latin American artists in the Hidden Histories exhibit, closing this weekend at the Phoenix Art Museum. Another special collection, the Masterworks of American Modernism, will end its display at the museum in early September you can preview the exhibit in a guest review on our blog.

1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004

Grossology at the Arizona Science Center: Through September 7
This kind of science is sure to cause the giggles. For a little family fun, head to the Arizona Science Center’s featured exhibit on the impolite functions of the human body, where sneezing, burping, and a slide through the digestive tract are all fair game in the name of learning.

600 E Washington St, Phoenix 85004

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