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Students and Teachers

Chandler Museum offers interactive learning experiences for students grades K-12.  All experiences are aligned with Arizona academic content standards.

Old Chandler Grocery

Field Trips
Daily Life in Chandler, 1910s and 1920s, grades 2-5, Tumbleweed Ranch:
A four station experience featuring: butter-making and chores at the McCroskey house, shop keeping at the historic grocery store, cotton and agriculture by the farm implements, and entertainment under the Red Shed theater.

For more information, click here. To schedule a group tour at the Ranch, contact Tiffani Egnor at 480-782-2874 or

Outreach Trunks
The museum offers outreach trunks available for teacher rental.  Click here for more information.

Traveling Banner Exhibits
Nine traveling banner exhibits on various Chandler history topics are available for rental.  Click here for more information.
Educator Advisory Committee
Educators from Chandler Unified School District, Kyrene School District, charter schools, religious schools, and home schools help to shape student programs.  Educators meet four times a year to review museum curriculums.  Interested in joining?  Contact the museum at 480-782-2717.

Learn more about Teaching Resources.

College and University 
Interns at the Chandler Museum are a valued part of the Museum staff. Because the Museum is a relatively young institution, interns enjoy a special opportunity to contribute to the Museum in a dynamic growth phase. The Downtown ChandlerMuseum strives to give interns meaningful, hands-on activities that lead to tangible results, both for interns and the Museum.
Internships are offered in the collections and education departments.  Internships are generally 15 weeks, 10 hours/week.
Intern applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply.  To apply, email, fax, or send:

  1. Cover letter including your interest in the Chandler Museum
  2. Resume
  3. Recommendation from a full-time faculty member at your institution (if you plan to earn credit with your internship)
  4. 2 references
  5. If you are going to seek credit through your school, please include your credit hour requirements in your application materials.
Chuckwagon Cookoff groupChandler Museum
Mail Stop 305
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244

 STEM Saturdays at Tumbleweed Ranch
Bring the whole family to do a science experiment at Tumbleweed Ranch.
The Ranch features animals, farm equipment, and historic structures from Chandler's agricultural past. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Saturday October - May (excluding November and March) for Science Saturdays. Free of charge!

C-Town Suitcase Club
A program specifically designed for our youngest visitors, the C-Town Suitcase Club allows 3-5 year olds and their caregivers to travel through time and explore everyday objects.  Join us at the Chandler Museum at 10am on the Third Tuesday of the month.  Free of charge!
See calendar for details

San Marcos HotelAdults Chandler Museum presents a number of programs and events in the community at its locations. Want to know more about Chandler? Uncover stories of the past with first-hand accounts and local experts in free programs, exhibits, and events. 
See calendar for details

Outdoor Exhibits: History in Your Own Backyard Kiosks*
If you’re playing at one of parks listed below, check out the history kiosks.  These permanent displays tell stories from Chandler’s past. Click here to view the History in Your Own Backyard page.
Take your own walking tour (PDF).
Chandler’s Historic Places
Take your own tour of Chandler’s historic places.
All are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.           
  1. Chandler’s Historic Commercial District, 1912-1920 
  2. McCullough-Price House, 1938
  3. Chandler High School, 1921
  4. Silk Stocking Neighborhood, 1912- 1950s
*Winner of 2009 American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit
*Winner of 2006 Arizona Parks and Recreation Association’s Outstanding Education Program Award