Chandler Museum offers interactive learning experiences for students in grades K-12. All experiences are aligned with Arizona academic content standards.
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, shopkeeping at the historic grocery store, cotton and agriculture by the farm implements, and entertainment under the Red Shed theater. Watch the video below.
To schedule a group tour at Tumbleweed Ranch, contact Tiffani Egnor at 480-782-2874.
Bring excitement to the classroom with outreach trunks. Available for rent for use by teachers and can be adapted to all grade levels. Select from Daily Life in the 1940s, Daily Life in the 1950s, Riding the Trail, and Play Time! Historic Games and Toys.
Traveling Banner Exhibits
Let them explore. Nine traveling banner exhibits on various Chandler history topics are available for rent. Topics include:
- Chandler: A Family Album
- Chandler and the Greening of the Desert
- Cotton and Goodyear
- The San Marcos Hotel
- Frank Lloyd Wright
- Sharing Our Heritage: Chandler Latino Voices
- Chuck Wagons: America's First Drive-thru Meal
- Chandler Veterans: Duty
- Chandler Centennial
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.
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!
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.
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
Chandler's Historic Places
Take your own tour of Chandler's historic places.
All are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Chandler's Historic Commercial District, 1912-1920
- McCullough-Price House, 1938
- Chandler High School, 1921
- 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