Arizona History Museum
*Please schedule your guided tour or field trip at least 3 weeks in advance. We cannot guarantee a docent for guided tours scheduled less than 14 days before tour date. *
Field Trips (K-12, College Classes)
Field trips to the Arizona History Museum are 2 hours long and include time in the gallery spaces and in our hands-on exhibit. K-8 teachers: while we prefer a ratio of 1 chaperone to every 5 students, all schools are required to bring 1 chaperone for every 10 students.
There are three different kinds of field trips:
Guided Tours (10-60 students)
Guided tours are for groups of 60 or less. The group will be divided in half, with one half starting in the galleries and the other half will begin in the hands-on exhibit. The group touring the gallery spaces will be led by one of our trained docents. After about 45 minutes, the groups will trade-off.
Junior Curator Challenge (60-120 students)
The Junior Curator Challenge is an option for all groups, but is designed for groups of more than 60. Each student will be given a booklet that outlines a curator challenge. Then, accompanied by teachers of chaperones, they are free to move around the museum and learn collaboratively with their peers.
Self-Guided (High School and College Students)
High school and college students are free to roam the galleries under the direction of their instructor. No docent will be provided.
- K-8: $5 per student
- High School and College Students: $8 per student
- Title 1 admission available! Teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers are admitted free of charge.
Is your group looking to visit the Arizona History Museum? We have options to accommodate all groups!
Guided tour (45 minutes to 1 hour)
Guided tours are led by a trained guide. Explore Arizona’s History from ancient times to the present!
We offer discounts on self-guided tours for groups of 10 or more. The museum supplies a printed gallery guide to explain each room and exhibits.
Behind the Scenes Tour (90 minutes)
Explore the gallery spaces on a guided tour, then join us in our collections holdings to see what’s not on the museum floor!
- For guided and self-guided tours of the museum, we offer a $1 per person discount for groups larger than 10! Sorry, no discounts on behind-the-scenes tours.
- General Admission: $10
- Senior Admission: $8
- Behind the scenes tour: $15
Questions about field trips or group visits to the museum? Contact Jaynie Adams at 520-617-1154 or at [email protected].
Please fill out the online form to schedule a tour:
– School Groups – Guided/Self-Guided Tour
– Other Groups (Non-school groups) – Guided/Self-Guided Tour
Esperanza Means Hope Resources Center
We provide a variety of materials for personal, classroom, and educational purposes.
visit: Esperanza Means Hope.
Fort Lowell Museum
The Fort Lowell Museum offers guided tours during regular hours on Thursday through Saturday. Admission for guided tours is $3/person. If you are interested in participating in an activity during your visit, you can arrange a tour and activity for $4/person. Activities include beeswax candle dipping and custom soap making.
We offer self-guided tours for groups of 10 or more. The museum supplies a printed gallery guide.
To schedule a tour, contact Elyssa Marley at [email protected].