Flagstaff

Pioneer Museum

2340 N. Fort Valley Road Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Pioneer School Group Visits:

The Pioneer Museum offers guided tours, hands-on activities and historic demonstrations for students in 1st-12th grade. (Scheduling for demonstrations is dependent on the demonstrator’s availability.)

Activities take about 45 minutes per group of 10-15 students. Most teachers choose 2-3 activities at most. A typical field trip lasts an hour and a half and consists of a tour and another activity/demonstration, OR two activities/demonstrations.

Cost:

Hands-on activities are $3 per student; tours and demonstrations are $2/student. Chaperones are admitted free at a ratio of one adult per five children; additional chaperones are $6 apiece.

Group Activities:
Tours and Scavenger Hunts of the museum and grounds ($2/student)

Hands-on Activities ($3/student):

  • Candle dipping
  • Rope making
  • Butter churning

Demonstrations led by professional artisans ($2/student):

  • Blacksmithing
  • Spinning and Weaving

For more information, see our detailed Activity Guide.

To schedule a field trip, please fill out the form below or call 928-774-6272.

Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a response. Thank you! If you do not receive an email receipt after submitting your form, please call 928-774-6272.

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  • (We have historic toys and games for sale in the $2-$10 range)

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 West Riordan Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001

School Programs

Pre-Visit Outreach
Available for Flagstaff schools, third grade and up. One of our volunteers or staff will visit your classroom to share photos and stories of Flagstaff’s early history.

Life Then and Now Guided Tour

Guides at Riordan Mansion compare and contrast what life was like in 1904 with the present day during our hour-long guided tours. These tours are best for students third grade and up.

Groups are limited to 30-32 people per hour in two groups. (Groups should consist of 1-2 chaperones and 14-15 students.) If you have more than 32 people, please choose two tour times. Groups waiting to go on the tour can explore the Visitor Center and grounds.

Cost:

  • $10 for adults and students 14 or older
  • $5 for students 7-13 years old

To schedule a tour, please complete the form below or call 928-779-4395.

Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a response. Thank you!

If you do not receive an email receipt after submitting your form, please call 928-779-4395.

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  • (Groups of more than 32 people will need to select two hours)
  • One of our volunteers or staff will visit your classroom to share photos and stories of Flagstaff’s early history before your tour. (Only available for schools in Flagstaff.)
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  • (We have historic toys and games for sale in the $2-$10 range)

Tempe

Arizona Heritage Center

1300 N College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281

Educators will find school tours at the Arizona Heritage Center are a great way to expand your students’ knowledge of Arizona and Natural History.

Museum Tours
Students and adults alike will enjoy learning about Arizona’s past through interactive and interesting exhibits. Our Natural History Gallery includes rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites from Arizona and around the world.

School Tours
We offer guided and self-guided tours for student groups. To request more information or to reserve a tour, please complete the School Tour Request Form.

Group Tours
We also offer guided and self-guided tours for groups of 10 or more people. To request more information or to reserve a tour, please complete the Group Tour Request Form.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tucson

Arizona History Museum

949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719

*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. 

Admission Rates:

  • 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.
Group Visits

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!

Self-guided tours

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!

Admission Rates:

  • 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
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Downtown History Museum

140 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701

Self-guided tours:
Self-Guided Tours available during regular business hours at no cost.

If you’re interested in scheduling a tour, contact us at (520) 770-1473.

Fort Lowell Museum

2900 N. Craycroft Road Tucson, Arizona 85712

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.

Self-guided tours:

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].

Yuma

Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens

240 S. Madison Avenue Yuma, Arizona 85364

Sanguinetti House Museum tours are offered throughout the day. The tour of your choice is included with admission.

  • Guided Museum Tours
    Listen for the steamboat whistle to sound — a guided tour of the Sanguinetti House is about to begin! Entertaining tours led by storytellers are offered hourly for your pleasure. Guided Tour Times: 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
    (Tuesday-Saturday)
  • Self-Guided Museum Tours
    Prefer to stroll through the Sanguinetti House at a leisurely pace? Take-in all the sights with a self-guided tour — and treat yourself to a cup of tea along the way.

Group and School Tours:

  • School Tours of Museum
    Children of all ages are welcome at the Sanguinetti House. School tours include hands-on activities such as adobe brick making or candle dipping — and a sweet treat for the trip back to class! Please contact Yanna Kruse at (928) 782-1841 or [email protected] to plan your school tour. Students are $3, chaperones and teachers are free.
  • School Tours of Historic Downtown Yuma
    Students walk from the Sanguinetti House Museum through the streets of downtown Yuma. Our teller will gear stories of Yuma’s 19th century downtown district to students’ grade level to ensure they are interesting and engaging for kids. Tours last one hour. Students will enjoy an ice cream treat at the door of Lutes Casino! Students are $5, chaperones and teachers are free.
  • Group Tours for Adults
    Bring your group to the Sanguinetti House for a tour and travel through time with us. Group tours are pleasantly priced at just $5 per person.

Add an entertainment option to your group tour:

  • Ice Cream in Tea Cups
    Top off your group tour of the museum with a delightful scoop of ice cream served, of course, in vintage tea cups! $10 per person, includes guided tour.
  • Candle Dipping
    Make memories by dipping candles the old fashioned way following your group tour. $10 per person, includes guided tour.

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