This time of year the shelves and display tables sparkle with mineral and gem wonders. The showcase culminates today and through the weekend with the big Tucson Gem and Mineral Show at the Tucson Convention Center.
International Museum Day is Friday, and to celebrate, The International Wildlife Museum will be offering free admission that day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in exchange for a non-perishable food item for the Tucson Community Food Bank.
Jesus Bujanda, 11, keeps a firm grip on a squid he is about to dissect during the International Wildlife Museum's Wild Summer Fun day camp. "On a scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11 in madness. Other camps are 1 or 2," Jesus said.