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Welcome to Snappy Places

You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Arizona Science Center

If you live in or are visiting Phoenix and looking for something to do to stay out of the 110 degree temperature. The Arizona Science Center has a new exhibit that is an exciting educational activity that will entertain the whole family enjoy. The exhibit will be at the Science Center through the summer.

"Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" is a new traveling exhibition that is at the Arizona Science Center May 31 - Sept. 1, 2014.

Lost Egypt is an immersive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from real archaeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people.

This interactive exhibit features a real human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." Visitors explore a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb, and authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt.

Exhibit Highlights:
• A real human mummy and a life-size rapid prototype
• Animal mummies, plus scans and information about animals in ancient Egypt
• Art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt
• Connections to real scientists working on projects in Egypt
• Connections to the scientific process used by archaeologists and other scientists, including hands-on challenges, interactive exhibits and technology
• Connections to how ancient Egyptian people and culture relate to us today

The Arizona Science Center has many other exhibits that can provide hours of entertainment for any age group. They are open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Presented By
Mary Parkin Associate Broker, West USA Realty
Phone: 602-882-8080 and Toll Free at 888-211-8803
Visit My website: maryparkin.com
Mary's email: mary@maryparkin.com

Arizona Snappy Places

In this series of blogs we want to highlight the many great places in Arizona to have fun and take great pictures. Arizona offers a variety of landscapes, from the desert to the mountains. We will be giving you so overviews on great places to visit as well as some photographic tip that will help make your travel photos better.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Following the successful plan of the first three aquarium buildings, the latest Wildlife World Aquarium building will also have outdoor animal exhibits, including an indoor-outdoor pool with underwater viewing that will provide a permanent home for three adult small-clawed otters and a recent litter of pups temporarily on display in the Aquarium Predator Building.

Visitors to the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium will enjoy the park's grand entrance complete with paved, lighted and always free parking. The entrance sits at the corner of Northern and Sarival Avenues, just 1/2 mile east of the intersection of state route 303 and Northern in Litchfield Park. This two-story landmark has an inviting central breezeway with multiple ticket windows. Plus, the new gift shop located at the west end features terrestrial zoo animal items while the east gift shop specializes in aquatic animal merchandise.
The new indoor Aquarium and extended hours of operation has helped make Wildlife World a year round family-fun and dining destination. The largest structure in the complex, the Predator building, holds real sharks, stingrays you can touch and feed, eels and the rare albino alligator.

Located along the western edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area in Litchfield Park, the Wildlife World Zoo first opened its doors in 1984. With the opening of the Aquarium, Wildlife World has solidified its position as home to Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with over 6000 animals representing more than 600 species. More than 500,000 people, including some 85,000 students at a significantly reduced admission, visit annually. As a privately owned and operated institution, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium relies solely on gate attendance and retail sales to generate its operating and capital budgets. It receives zero public tax support, grants, or financial donations.

The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. We are open 365 days a year. Zoo exhibits are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aquarium exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to the zoo and aquarium is $27.50 for adults and $14.25 for children 3 to 12 (plus state sales tax), children under three are free. Special evening-only admission (after 5 p.m.) to the Aquarium is $16.99 for adults and $8.99 for children 3 to 12 (plus state sales tax).

Presented By
Mary Parkin Associate Broker, West USA Realty
Phone: 602-882-8080 and Toll Free at 888-211-8803
Visit My website: maryparkin.com
Mary's email:
mary@maryparkin.com