Retired seniors finally have the chance to enjoy everything that their city has to offer, and Chandler has something for just about everyone. Not only are there a variety of things to do, but as a senior, you can do them all at a discount. There are also a lot of places that offer entertainment for free. So, if you’re looking for something to do in Chandler, start with these ten places that have a senior discount.
The Eddie Basha Collection is an exhibition at the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery. The exhibits feature Western American and American Indian Art and are one of the largest private collections of contemporary works. There are oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, charcoal, and many other types of art, and admission is free.
This museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the railways in Arizona and the Southwest. You can visit their open yard for free and look at all the various equipment, or you can pay a small fee to have a guided tour of everything. There are display cars that have different exhibits, but you do have to pay a fee to view those.
Spend your Sunday’s with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra and hear works by Holst, Brahms, Dvorak, and more. All of the concerts are on Sunday at 3 pm at the Chandler Center for the Arts, and they are free. There is a suggested donation of $5 if you can contribute.
What better way to learn about Chandler than to visit their museum. Three different sites are included in the museum, and they are the Tumbleweed Ranch, ChandlerpediA, and the McCullough-Price House. Admission is free to all of these places, and they are open Tuesday through Saturday.
Learn more about the Huhugam ancestors by viewing works of art, pottery, jewelry, and tools on display at the heritage center. You can also see the Breazeale Basket collection and the Pee Posh Pottery collection. The Center also features a new community artist every three months.
Learn more about space by visiting the Challenger Space Center in Arizona. You can see satellites, learn about stargazing, look at real space gear, and check out the gravity game. There is memorabilia from real space missions and adult classes are provided to broaden your knowledge of space.
If you still want more space, take a walk through the solar system at Veteran’s Oasis Park. This self-guided walk helps you learn how our solar system is laid out and you can start to get a picture of just how huge it is. The walk is free and open during the same hours as the park.
8. Ice Den
Love hockey or figure skating but never had the chance to try it yourself? Well, you can get the opportunity at the Ice Den in Chandler. They have open skate times for the public two hours each day and seniors can get a discount on admission. You will have to pay to rent skates or bring your own.
Step back into the old West at Rawhide, a live old Western town complete with store fronts and attractions. It’s free to wander down the main strip and go in all the stores, or you can pay to see a live show, eat at the steakhouse, or try out any of the rides. Rawhide is open Friday through Sunday and can host private events during the week.
10. Vision Gallery
The Vision Gallery hosts art from local artists and has something that everyone will enjoy. There is also a kid's program that helps children become interested in art and teaches them the basics. The gallery is free, but programs and classes do have a fee.
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