The Mesa City Council is expected Monday to approve an admission fee increase to the Arizona Museum of Natural History.
Museum officials are trying to shore up revenue in light of drastic budget cuts. If approved, the fees will rise to $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 to 12, $9 for seniors 65 and above, and $8 for students.
Group rates for 10 or more adults will go up to $7 but group rates for children will stay put at $4. Museum officials estimate that the revised fee will net an additional $63,000 in 2009-10.
First Sundays of each month are still free for visitors through a sponsorship by Target.