Museum of the West

Spirit of Summer Family Days

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday this summer for a plethora of amazing, seasonal activities for all ages! Spirit of Summer programs are included with museum admission. Children 5 and under are admitted for FREE!

Take advantage of ALL our family programming, plus complimentary museum admission, invitations to exclusive exhibition previews, and more with an annual membership!

Artist Tuesdays

June 13th | Dustin Klassen, Michael Garcia and Anton Nowels

June 20th | Linda Tracey Brandon, Dustin Klassen and Irma Van Dam

June 27th | Dustin Klassen, Linda Tracey Brandon and Michael Garcia

Western Wednesdays

June 7th: The Railroad | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rails that built America. Learn about the historic Kimball Lake Branch known locally as the Peavine Branch railroad and be inspired to design your own railroad company and plan your route on a map.

June 14th: Arizona Conservation | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Grow your own cactus. Create a chain recycling link in the Sculpture Garden. Bioswale storytelling and watch a water resources video.

June 21st: Western Pop Art |  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Design your own “Western Soup Can”, as well as your own “Mega Dot” Western painting.  Explore the art of Andy Warhol and Billy Schenck!

June 28th: Photography | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Create a cyanotype and meet professional photographers.  Participate in a scavenger hunt and choose which photograph deserves the Western Spirit: First Place award.


  • Date:
    Tuesday & Wednesdays
  • Cost:
    Included with museum admission
  • Location:
    Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
    3830 N Marshall Way
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