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Published on May 07, 2024
Tempe Time Machine, Family-Friendly Summer History Series at Tempe History MuseumSource: Google Street View

Heat waves, pool days, and...time travel? That's right, folks—every Wednesday this summer, families have the chance to blast back into the past at the Tempe History Museum. Dubbed the "Tempe Time Machine," this event series promises to entertain and educate both youngsters and adults with hands-on crafts, live demos, and history-telling sessions.

From May 29 through July 17—mark your calendars, because you won't want to miss to give this educational extravaganza a shot. Just remember, in a small nod to history in of itself, no events will unfold on June 19 out of respect for Juneteenth. The ever-growing popularity of these engaging history hunts means dropping by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. could become the highlight of your week. And guess what? It's absolutely free.

Organizers are throwing the doors wide open to the secrets of Surviving in the Desert, Building Our Community, Living Together, and College Town—four pivotal themes in Tempe's rich tapestry. With each session inspired by the museum's Main Exhibit Gallery, attendees are promised a thorough detour through the annals of Tempe time.

There's no need to frantically hit the registration button; the museum warmly welcomes walk-in families. However, groups larger than ten should probably give a quick buzz at 480-350-5140 to schedule a smooth visit. And for those seeking to do more than just participate, volunteer opportunities are ripe for the taking—just check out the volunteer description to get involved.

The City of Tempe's announcement lays out all the juicy details for the 2024 program, including the full schedule: May 29, June 5, June 12, June 26, July 3, July 10, and July 17. Terrain through Tempe's history without spending a dime? That's an offer as sizzling as the Arizona summer—don't miss it.