Children Experience Tucson’s History at Presidio Museum

By Sponsored content from the Presidio Museum November 20, 2020

The Presidio Museum has a variety of activities that are fun for the whole family that allow kids to learn about our area’s history in interactive ways both in a live format (with masks and social distancing) and online.

The Presidio Museum’s Family Adventure Fourth Saturday will be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving on November 28, from 10 am to 2 pm. The event includes a variety of family activities, which may include a tour of the Presidio Museum, colonial-period games, a story time and much more.  This month, we’ll even be doing some candle making! The event is open to children of all ages but is ideal for 4-7-year olds and their families. All activities are included with regular museum admission and will run from 10 am-2 pm.

The Presidio Museum also has a variety of educational opportunities for pre-formed groups of children that vary from all online options to totally live opportunities.  Our Morning Muster and History in the Field programs are held in person and include activities and topics such as calligraphy, tinsmithing, archaeology, and learning about early people.

The museum’s Portable Presidio program is held at the pre-formed group’s site and rotates the participants through four stations that may include doing Presidio-era children’s chores like washing clothing, playing Presidio-era children’s games, calligraphy, or learning about the life of a soldier.

The Presidio Museum delivers a trunk of activities to the pre-formed group’s site in The Museum in a Box educational program.  The group meets online with a Presidio Museum Outreach Specialist prior to the delivery of the trunk to learn more about the topic they have chosen.  Two options are currently available: A Day in the Life of a Presidio Inhabitant and Historic Hats, where participants use the hats worn by various residents in the Presidio to learn about that person’s role in the Presidio and why they were important to the group living within the walls of the Presidio as a whole.

All of these pre-formed group programs support the Common Core curriculum for third and fourth graders, but other age groups will also benefit from and enjoy them.  To learn more about activities and pricing, contact Ginger Thompson, Family Programming and Educational Outreach Manager at or see the Presidio Museum’s website at 

Note: All photos in this article were taken prior to COVID-19. Please click HERE to read the Presidio Museum's current health and safety policies. 

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