Virtual Classroom Visits

Have a museum educator visit your classroom! This is a great option for schools who cannot travel to one of our museums or for multiple classes. We have pre-planned lessons or we can work with you to tailor a lesson to your classroom’s needs.

  • No student limit
  • No chaperones required
  • Classroom must provide AV equipment
  • 1-1.5 hours
  • $30 for the first 90 minutes or less, $5 for each additional half hour.

Museum in a Box

Can’t host an educator or visit one of our museums, but still want to focus on understanding how objects and documents explain the past? We’ve created grade-leveled kits that connect students to the Arizona Historical Society’s object and archival collections. These are interdisciplinary and explore connections to STEAM, ELA, and civics. 

  • Self-paced activities that can be used in any order over any length of time
  • Digital right now, but will be both digital and physical soon!
  • $30 of half off with Title One coupon. Visit the Museum in a Box page or email [email protected] to learn more.

Lesson Plans

AHS has several ready-to-go lesson plans for all grade levels aligned with new Arizona Department of Education standards. Need help developing lessons and activities that explore Arizona history? Our educators are here to help! 

  • Two weeks minimum notice
  • $25 for custom lesson plans, $5 for ready-to-send lesson plans 

Field Trips

  • Arizona History Museum–Tucson, Arizona
    • Explore Arizona’s history from ancient times to the present! Focusing on Southern Arizona but connecting with state-wide, national, and international history, the Arizona History Museum encourages students to think about how Arizona has changed over time through ecology, human movement, arts and culture, technology, and more. Teachers can select up to three exhibits to explore in-depth with a museum educator and then can choose to spend the remainder of the field trip doing a group activity in our interactive educational space or exploring the rest of the museum in small, chaperone-guided groups. Chaperone groups will be self-led. 
  • Arizona Heritage Center — Tempe, Arizona 
    • Learn about Central Arizona’s history from the Arizona Territory days to the 1990s. The Arizona Heritage Center tells the story of Phoenix’s role in major historical events in the 20th century. Students will discover the 5Cs of Arizona’s economy (climate, copper, cotton, cattle, and citrus), how WWII impacted Arizona, and how the boom in population changed Phoenix. Book a tour of up to three exhibits that will be thoroughly explored. The museum educator will direct the students through the selected exhibits and facilitate group activities. Teachers that would like to continue the field trip through the remainder of the museum may do so with chaperone groups. Chaperone groups will be self-led. 
      • Maximum group size: 35 students
      • Grades 2-8, 1 chaperone per 5 students; Grades 9-12, 1 chaperone per 15 students.
      • $6 per student, chaperones and teachers are admitted for free.
      • Title One schools are eligible for 50% off of admission.

Need help paying for a classroom experience? Title One rates and underwritten field trips are available. Please contact [email protected] for more information. We are Act One partners! 

Education Team Inquiry Form

Complete this form to learn more about field trips and other opportunities!

Education Team Contact Form

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