International Museum Day, organized on or around May 18 each year, aims at raising public awareness about the vital role museums play in their communities.

In honor of International Museum Day, Pueblo Grande Museum will offer free museum admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. This would be a great time to come out and explore an ancient Hohokam site in the heart of Phoenix.

The museum also will celebrate this ­day by offering free gallery tours and have artifact show-and-tell stations set-up in the galleries where guests can see up close, touch, and ask questions about different artifacts.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is located at 4619 E. Washington St. For additional information visit or call 602-495-0901.

The Heard Museum, located at 2301 N. Central Ave., offers 2-for-1 admission on Sunday, May 17, good for groups of two or four people. The museum will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on International Museum Day and the venues from around the Valley that are participating, visit the Central Arizona Museum Association’s website at


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