A visit to the Arizona Capitol Museum helps students and schools gain a greater understanding of civics and citizenship. The Capitol is the symbol of the Arizona Government. Minority voting rights, due process, and public education were and continue to be regularly discussed by the Legislature, enacted by the Executive branch, and interpreted by the Judiciary. Exhibits complement both the Common Core and the Arizona Standards for College and Career Readiness.
More Than Just a Tour
Book your group tour of the AZCM. Tours are offered Monday through Friday, from September through May. Our first tour starts at 10:00am, with two concurrent tours beginning every hour: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00.
Plan to allow extra time beyond the guided tour. Our tour is a valuable educational experience, but it doesn’t cover everything. During peak hours (10am – 2pm) Ambassadors are stationed around the museum to enhance your visit.
- See artifacts from the state’s namesake battleship, the USS Arizona and World War II.
- Use the digital Touch Tables to discover the historic Capitol connections and learn more about YOUR voting district.
- Explore changing exhibits in our visiting exhibit area.
- Design your own state seal.
- Stand under the copper dome to see (and hear) Winged Victory move with the wind.
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.
Civics and Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards
The five strands of the Arizona Social Studies Standards are listed below. The specific performance objectives covered in the museum are highlighted by strand. Check back in the near future for Document Based Experiences.
Learning Products from the Store
School groups may preorder an economical Souvenir Bag from the Museum Store. The store has prints, activity books, models, Student Government Kits, and state symbol products for use in the classroom.
During Your Visit
Use these worksheets and puzzles to help explore the south wing of the Capitol.
In the Classroom