The Chandler Museum offers a wide array of engaging and educational public programs for early childhood, youth and adults. The programs include lectures, activities, demonstrations, outreach events and more. Programs are free to attend.
A monthly series featuring unique Arizona and local history topics and conversation presented by the Chandler Museum and the Chandler Public Library, with support from the Friends of the Chandler Public Library and the Chandler Historical Society.
If you have questions or would like more information on Our Stories, call 480-782-2751.
Fight Night in Chandler: March 22, 1967
Zora Folley, a professional boxer from Chandler, got his shot at the heavyweight title when he fought Muhammad Ali on March 22, 1967, in New York’s Madison Square Garden. With the television broadcast blacked out, and without a radio broadcast, it looked like Chandler residents would miss out on their hometown hero’s biggest moment. “Fight Night in Chandler: March 22, 1967” tells the story of how Chandlerites were able to overcome these obstacles and find a unique way to experience the biggest fight night in Chandler's history.
Dive into culture, history, and art at home with a themed activity box. Each Chandler Museum in a Box includes instructions and supplies for three-five activities.
Museum in a Box is available for sale in the Museum Store.
Build It! Frank Lloyd Wright in Chandler
Explore architecture with a Frank Lloyd Wright themed activity box. Design a city, test your building skills with edible construction supplies, and review shapes hidden within authentic Wright drawings. This Chandler Museum in a Box contains all needed supplies for three activities, stories about Wright’s time in Chandler, and the book Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright from the popular Who Was? series.
$18, Great for ages 7-10, includes enough supplies for two users
C is for Cotton: Chandler’s Crop
It’s all about the letter C in this preschool edition of Museum in a Box. This box contains a book plus four activities to explore Cotton, an important crop in Chandler’s history. Feel actual cotton straight from the plant, learn about the life cycle of a cotton plant, do the “Can you…?” Cotton Challenge to find things in your homemade from cotton, and read the book From Cotton to T-Shirt.
$12, Designed for 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers, includes supplies for two users
Merry & Bright: Southwest Holiday Traditions
The holiday season is filled with unique traditions—and the Southwest is no exception! This Museum in a Box contains supplies for four Southwest-themed holiday activities and a book. Families will learn about The Legend of the Poinsettia, and then follow instructions to make bright flowers out of felt. Other merry projects include: working together to design luminarias, arranging mini cotton-boll wreaths, and assembling a tree inspired by Chandler’s Tumbleweed Tree!
$12, Great for family members of all ages to complete together
Date Night Edition
History Detectives | First Saturday of the Month
Use clues from local primary sources to solve a history mystery.
STEM Saturday | Second Saturday of the Month
Demonstration Day | Third Saturday of the Month
aMUSEment | Fourth Saturday of the Month
In the Exhibits | Fifth Saturday of the Month
C-Town Suitcase Club
Travel through time and explore everyday objects from the past. Early childhood program for 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers.
History Bites: Lunchtime Talks
First Tuesday of each month
Noon - 12:30 p.m. | Saguaro Room
Get a taste of Chandler history during 30-minute talks led by museum curators. Bring some take out or a brown bag lunch.
What People Are Saying About Museum Programs
"I absolutely love bringing my three kids to C-Town (ages 5, 3, and 2) because the program staff is warm and competent; there are quality activities that engage multiple age levels; and it is consistent and fun! My kids will often sing the songs and discuss local history we learned well after our visits to the Chandler Museum." - Melanie, parent
"I love C-Town because we sing lots of songs and do lots of crafts and learn history every time we go." - Ava, age 5