Flagstaff

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

409 West Riordan Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Front Desk | (928) 779-4395

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
Recommended for third grade and up, this guided tour compares life for the Riordans in 1904 with life today.

Pioneer Museum

2340 N. Fort Valley Road Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Front Desk | [email protected] | (928) 774-6272

Pioneer School Group Visits:

Our education program offers historic activities and guided tours for school groups from 1st-12th grades. Hands-on activities engage children at all levels, teaching them how much different the world was when pioneers had to make their own tools and household items. Our blacksmith demonstrates how to shape an “S” hook or a nail from a piece of scrap metal. Students dip candles (which they can take home) to learn what life was like before electricity, and twist sisal into a jump rope that they can take back to their classroom. These activities and demonstrations, connecting history to modern life, make for a meaningful and engaging visit. Contact the Museum Education Curator to build a visit focused on what your students are studying in the classroom.

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
  • Mountain Man
  • Soap Making

TO SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP PLEASE CALL 928-774-6272

For more information, see our detailed Activity Guide.

Tempe

Arizona Heritage Center

1300 N College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
Front Desk | [email protected] | 480.929.0292

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

Students 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

Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House Museum

151 S. Granada Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701
Front Desk | (520) 882-8607

Fort Lowell Museum

2900 N. Craycroft Road Tucson, Arizona 85712
Front Desk | (520) 885-3832

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].

Downtown History Museum

140 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701
Front Desk | (520) 770-1473

Guided tours:
The Downtown History Museum offers guided tours during regular hours on Wednesday through Friday. The guided tour will cover a majority of the museum’s exhibits, with information about the development of Tucson and its people. Admission for guided tours is $3/person.

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

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

Arizona History Museum

949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719
Front Desk / Lobby | [email protected] | (520) 628-5774

Guided Tours

Forty-five minute guided tours are scheduled for either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If your group includes more than 30 people, we will use both hours. A trained guide will conduct guests through museum exhibits extending from territorial to modern times.
For school groups, we prefer a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 5 students. Student admission is $4 each, teachers and chaperones are free.

For adult guided tours, we offer a $1 discount off regular admission for groups of 10 or more. Regular admission is $9 for adults (18-64), $7 for seniors (65+).
Please schedule your guided tour 3 weeks in advance. To schedule, see instructions below.

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.

Please fill out the online form to schedule a tour: NOTE:

School Groups – Guided/Self-Guided Tour
Other Groups (Non-school groups) – Guided/Self-Guided Tour

PDF versions of the registration form are also available for download: 2018-2019 School Registration Form or 2018-19 Adult Tour Registration. Please fill out and email to Breann Velasco at [email protected].

For questions, call Breann Velasco at 520.617.1143 or email [email protected].

Esperanza Means Hope Resources Center
We provide a variety of materials for personal, classroom, and educational purposes.
visit: Esperanza Means Hope.

Yuma

Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens

240 S. Madison Avenue Yuma, Arizona 85364
Front Desk | [email protected] | 928.782.1841

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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