Tucson Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum Tucson

This museum isn’t huge but it is packed with interactive exhibits, daily hands-on activities, and monthly special events to keep children interested and learning.  There area “Adventure Learning Tours” including the Dinosaur Adventure, the Power Up electricity tour, Depths of the Sea and wonder about grown-up life with a When You Grow Up experience.  Maybe you want to take the World of Wellness tour and learn about how to be the best you can be!

The museum has special events such as the Children’s Social Powwow, Festivals of Friendship, Bubblepalooza, Dia de Los Muertos Festival, and more.  There is also adventure for the little tykes with finger painting where they use edible finger paint, and Fish of Every Color where they learn about the Rainbow Fish and make a colorful, sparkly fish to keep.  These programs are for children 4 years of age and younger.  Target Tykes Time (TTT) is offered every 2nd and 4th Tuesday and Saturday of the month.  The programs change so it’s always exciting.  There is storytime, singing, and hands-on activity for preschoolers.

There are 12 permanent exhibit areas over 11,000 sq. fee. Exhibits are interactive, allowing the children to learn by doing.  Some of them are 6th Avenue Market, the Zoomzone, the Tucson Electric Power “Electri-City”, Musica de las Americas, The Art Studio, The Mouse House and the Tucson Fire Station along with the Dinosaur Canyon and Wee World.

The Museum’s youth volunteer program involves young people aged 13 and up and has an average of 50 to 60 participants at a time from high schools throughout Pima County.  There are also many adults who volunteer their time at the Museum.

Sandy Napombejra, Executive Director: 520-792-9985 ext 104, Email: [email protected]; Jennifer Phillips, Education and Volunteer Coordinator: 520-792-9985 ext 111. Email: [email protected]

Summer June 2 – August 10 – Mondays 10 am – 8 pm, Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5 and Sundays – Noon – 5.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

$5 for children (ages 2 – 18) Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.  $7 for adults and $5 for seniors.  Children under 24 months are free.

200 S. Sixth Ave, Tucson, Arizona.  The museum is located in the historic Carnegie Library Building.


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