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The Mesa Southwest Museum by azhttp
September 27, 2007, 5:31 am
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The Mesa Southwest Museum will change its name to the Arizona Museum of

Natural History October 1 to more accurately reflect the mission of the

institution as a natural history museum and emphasize its statewide scope.



by azhttp
September 26, 2007, 8:55 pm
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Docent and Interpretive Guide training at Mesa Southwest Museum

It is a unique opportunity to volunteer and give visitors a more complete

understanding of the exhibits and the Mesa Southwest Museum as a whole.

In-depth training for new docents and interpretive guides at the museum

begins Monday October 1.

A docent is able to explain the various exhibits in the museum and interact

with the visitors. An interpretive guide explains and talks about various

items on a “touch cart.” The training is a five-week

commitment of time. It will be held on Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and

29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Museum Theater.

For more information, contact Mesa Southwest Museum Volunteer Coordinator

Yvonne Petersen at 480-644-2760 or Yvonne.Petersen@cityofmesa.org.

The Mesa Southwest Museum will change its name to the Arizona Museum of

Natural History October 1 to more accurately reflect the mission of the

institution as a natural history museum and emphasize its statewide scope



Mesa Southwest Museum by azhttp
September 12, 2007, 6:12 pm
Filed under: Artists, Arts, Arts and Entertainment, City of Mesa, Entertainment, Mesa, Museum | Tags:

Night at the Mesa Southwest Museum

Dress as your favorite character in the movie Night at the Museum and come

see the real thing at the Mesa Southwest Museum Friday September 14 from

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for this special event.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the museum as part of Friday

Night Out, have fun with the ‘Night at the Museum’ theme and promote our

name change,” Mesa Southwest Museum Director Tom Wilson said.

After the museum visit, you are encouraged to stay in Downtown Mesa for

Friday Night Out. Approximately 50 shops, galleries, restaurants and other

businesses along Main Street between Country Club Drive and Center

Street have been staying open until 10 p.m. for Friday Night Out on the

second Friday of every month. Some offer discounts and many host live

music, art exhibitions and other activities.

The Mesa Southwest Museum will change its name to the Arizona Museum of

Natural History October 1 to more accurately reflect the mission of the

institution as a natural history museum and emphasize its statewide scope .

For more information on Night at the Museum, contact Mesa Southwest Museum

Curator of Education Kathy Eastman at 480-644-5662.



Mesa Southwest Museum by quotes
June 21, 2007, 8:45 pm
Filed under: Art, Arts, Arts and Entertainment, City of Mesa, Mesa, Museum | Tags:

“Your Healer Within” exhibit at Mesa Southwest Museum

It is a fun human body show for the whole family! Mesa Southwest Museum =

will be hosting “Your Healer Within,” a new temporary exhibit that op= ens June 23 and continues until September 9. The exhibit focuses on the science of self-healing and self-directed wellness and looks at health =

issues you should know at every stage of life from the cradle to the grave. It features numerous inter-active tools including:

· A virtual reality tour through the immune system

· “Boarding Around Town” which has a model skeleton skateboarding=

to

music of your choice

· A virtual pond which lets you move water and melt ice with your

hand

· “Cell Warrior” which lets you imagine yourself as a white blood=

cell to help the body heal

“Your Healer Within” is a public education project of A.T. Still University in Mesa. For more than 100 years, A.T. Still University has =

been educating compassionate healthcare professionals. The University =

loaned the exhibit to the City free of charge.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with A.T. Still University to bring thi= s exciting and innovative exhibition to the City,” Mesa Southwest Museum =

Curator of Education Kathy Eastman said. The museum is the first stop fo= r the exhibit, which will be on a national tour for at least five years. =

For more information on the exhibit, contact Kathy Eastman at 480-644-566=

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or log onto www.cityofmesa.org/swmuseum/. For more information about A.T=Still University, log onto www.atsu.edu.