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click to enlarge Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane's Browne's Addition. - YOUNG KWAK
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APPALOOSA MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTER  Go on a self-led exploration through a theater, library, and exhibits all about the Appaloosa horse. Discover the relationship between the spotted creature and the Nez Perce Indians, as well as check out the modern-day Appaloosa Horse Club. 2720 W. Pullman Rd., Moscow, Idaho • 208-882-5578 • Free or by donation

JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER  Explore Japanese culture through books, newspapers, videos, and displays throughout the center at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. Also the American campus for for Mukogawa Women's University in Japan, the cultural center works to reach both international and regional audiences and promotes global friendship and peace. 4000 W. Randolph Rd. • 328-2971

JUNDT ART MUSEUM Located on Gonzaga University's campus, this art museum features traveling exhibits as well as the university's growing collection. The collection includes a permanent glass installation by Dale Chihuly, famous prints, paintings, tapestries, and more. For the 2015-16 season, the museum will feature Jesuits in the Arts Series: Visual Arts and Fifty Masterworks from the museum's print collection. 502 E. Boone Ave. • 313-6843

MOBIUS KIDS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Mobius Kids is celebrating 10 years of bringing hands-on science, art and culture activities to Spokane kiddos. Stop by the convenient River Park Square location and spend an afternoon making crafts, playing with critters, learning about the ecosystem and romping through the Enchanted Forest. Riverpark Square, 808 W. Main Ave. • 321-7121

MOBIUS SCIENCE CENTER The Mobius Science Center has reopened at its new (yet temporary) location in the Spokane Public Library downtown, but be sure to check out their spiffy future (permanent) location in the Post Street Annex of the Washington Water Power building downtown in late 2015. But no matter where they're located, they're always happy to bring the science to you with their outreach programs, like planetarium shows, dissection workshops and chemistry shows for small groups. 906 W. Main Ave. • 321-7133

NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURE Art and regional history come together at Spokane's most renowned museum. You'll find both long-term and rotating exhibits in the MAC's five galleries. Exhibits on display through 2016 include the 100 Stories exhibit, work from the Saranac Art Project and Spokane Watercolor Society, and a LEGO sculpture series by artist Sean Kenney. 2316 W. First Ave. • 456-3931

PALOUSE DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER The Palouse Discovery Science Center offers 11,200 square feet of exhibits and hands-on science activities for all ages. Bring the whole family to a Family Science Saturday event and learn about things like radio waves or zoospores. Or better yet, sign the kids up for a daily lesson or a summer camp to learn about robots, animals or kitchen chemistry while you attend one of the museum's science pubs — informal discussions about a variety science topics at Paradise Creek Brewery. 950 NE Nelson Ct., Pullman, Wash. • 332-6869

SPOKANE LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM  The museum, which shut its doors at its First Avenue location in April 2015, is looking for a new space to call home. In the meantime, museum-goers can find an amazing display of law enforcement memorabilia at the Spokane Law Enforcement Credit Union and in the lobby of the Public Safety Department. Also enjoy a "Hallways of History" tour throughout the police department and sheriff's office hallways. 924 W. Sinto Ave. and 1100 W. Mallon • 625-3352

SPOKANE VALLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM  This museum's mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the history and culture of the Spokane Valley. Starting in September 2015, check out the new exhibit A View of the Valley: 150 Years of Heritage. 12114 E. Sprague Ave. Valley • 922-4570 • valleyheritagecenter.org

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART  Located in the Fine Arts Building on the university's campus, the Museum of Art brings in extraordinary exhibits from esteemed artists. Coming up in the 2015-16 season, the museum will display Jim Dine: A Life in Printmaking and the Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom Collection. At the end of the season, look for exhibits and works of various mediums from the university's MFA graduate students. Fine Art Center on Wilson Rd., Pullman, Wash. • 335-1910


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