A visit to the Arizona Capitol Museum helps students and schools gain a greater understanding of Arizona history and civics. Objectives taught at the museum include many of the newly updated 2019-2020 Arizona Social Science Standards for grades 3rd through 8th. A visit to the Arizona Capitol Museum helps students and schools gain a greater understanding of Arizona history and civics. Objectives taught at the museum include many of the newly updated 2019-2020 Arizona Social Science Standards for grades 3rd through 8th.
Please review the Teacher Handbook for information on guided tours and museum policies before booking.
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More than a Tour
Plan to allow extra time beyond the guided tour. Our tour is a valuable educational experience, but it doesn’t cover everything.
- See artifacts from the state’s namesake battleship, the USS Arizona and World War II.
- Use digital touch tables to discover the historic Capitol connections.
- Explore changing exhibits in our seasonal exhibit space.
- Design your own state seal.
- Stand under the copper dome to see (and hear) Winged Victory move with the wind.
Museum Activities and Resources
These worksheets, puzzles, and resources can be used to explore the south wing of the Capitol and as a part of your pre- or post-tour classroom lesson.
Middle School Activities:
Arizona Social Science Standards
Guided tours through the Arizona Capitol Museum and Legislative buildings cover many of the Arizona Social Science objectives from 3rd through 8th grade. View your grade below to see the highlighted standards covered.
Document Based Inquiry And Interaction
The Capitol Museum has a balance of artifacts, technological tools, and hands on activities to support varied learning styles. Our content is based on information from the State Archives and State Library collections along with other resources. Maps, photographs, newspapers, proclamations, treaties, and official acts are used to build exhibits and experiences that enhance critical thinking skills.
Arizona Capitol Museum Store
The Arizona Capitol Museum Store accepts school Purchase Orders for all store products including educational materials such as books and preordered student gift bags. Call the Museum Store at (602) 926-3666 for more information on products or to preorder materials.