Chandler Museum Programs & Events

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.

Want to make art with your little one but don’t want to clean the mess? Come for a 45-minute program led by our friendly educators that is an age-appropriate introduction to different art styles and concepts. With new themes each month, program participants will begin together with a central topic and then break off into family groups to engage in several art-centered activity stations. Join us and get messy with your little one!

Geared towards ages 3-5. | FREE

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Staff at Chandler Museum and Chandler Public Library have come together to choose a mix of fiction and non-fiction that expand on topics from current and future exhibitions at Chandler Museum.

For the start of Book Club Season 2, the book ¡Tequila!: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico by Marie Sarita Gaytán pairs well with the newest traveling exhibit at the Chandler Museum, Aliento a Tequila.

Connect with other readers during in-person discussions led by Museum Staff Kristine Clark and Librarian Anbolyn Potter.

Please note there are two book club meeting dates and times for each book discussion

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Pack your bags and travel back in time where everyday objects look completely different. These 45-minute programs are led by our friendly educators who compare everyday items, then and now. With new themes each month, program participants will begin together with a central topic and then break off into family groups to engage in several activity stations.

Geared towards ages 3-5. | FREE

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Docent Tours: Chandler Museum

Join a docent-guided campus tour of Chandler Museum

Free 45-minute tours led by our volunteer docents will give you insights into the architectural and artistic components of the museum campus as well as details about Chandler’s history. Pre-register to guarantee your spot.


Have a group of eight or more? Call 480-782-2879 to schedule a group tour.

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First Tuesday of each month | Saguaro Room

Get a taste of Chandler's history during 30-minute talks led by museum curators and local experts. These bite-sized events are available to all ages with topics geared towards older audiences. Bring some take-out or a brown bag lunch to enjoy during History Bites.

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Think kids and museums don’t mesh? Think again! In the Exhibits immerses kids in interactive activities throughout the museum’s exhibits. Kids will participate in activities throughout the exhibit and gain deeper insights into the display. Expect the museum to be bustling with energy and fun.

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Local Voices Arizona Stories
Our Stories

Our Stories presents diverse speakers who share unique Arizona and local history topics to a general audience throughout the year. This series is produced by the Chandler Museum and the Chandler Public Library, with support from the Friends of the Chandler Public Library.

If you have questions or would like more information on Our Stories, call 480-782-2751.

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Bring your family and toy with classic games and toys. Brush up on the classics or explore something new! Each month features a different set of games and toys. Outdoor games and activities will be available in the courtyard weather permitting. 

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Treat your audience to a story from Chandler’s fascinating history. Chandler Museum offers insightful and engaging presentations to community organizations, libraries, schools, and other groups. Book your free presentation and we'll bring history to you.

  • Broadacre City: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chandler Project
  • Death and Diamonds: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Kraków to Chandler
  • Dr. Chandler and the Land Fraud that Built the Valley
  • Fight Night in Chandler: March 22, 1967
  • Japanese Internment: When Some Americans Looked Like the Enemy
  • Visual Stories: Dorothea Lange’s Depression Era Photography in Chandler, Arizona

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