Summer Camps at Presidio Museum in Tucson

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By Sponsored content from the Presidio Museum March 19, 2021

Presidio Museum’s Summer Camps Give Tucson Kids The Chance To Experience Local History

The Presidio Museum’s popular Tucson summer camps are back!  Children in Southern Arizona have the opportunity to participate in Spanish soldier drills, taste foods that are native to the Sonoran Desert, become archaeologists, or play the roles of historical characters in short skits using period costumes and sets.  Read on for more information!

Live History Summer Camp

June 7 – June 11 OR June 21-25

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Ages 8-12

Camp participants will experience how people in the Presidio lived through a series of hands-on activities. These activities may include blacksmithing/tinsmithing, training to be a Spanish soldier, experiencing foods that are native to the Sonoran Desert, or even candle making.

Archaeology Summer Camp

June 14 – 18

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Ages 10-14

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? Well now is your chance to find out! Campers will learn how archaeologists really work through a series of hands-on activities that include prehistoric tools, excavating our simulated site, and analyzing the artifacts that they have found.

Bilingual Theater/Re-enactment Summer Camp

June 21-25

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Ages 11-15

Learn local history through play: role play, theatrical re-enactment and fictional dramatization of historical events. The Presidio Museum is the ideal setting for young imaginations to bring Tucson’s unique history alive. With guidance from historians, archaeologists and dramatists, and access to a wide array of period structures, backdrops, costumes and props, young participants will truly feel they are living history. Extra bonus: this camp will be taught by a bilingual teacher who will provide immersion learning of Spanish.

Activities include:

• Play-acting and creation of short skits based on historical characters and events using period costumes and sets

• Traditional games and play activities

• Hands-on local agricultural practices

• Spanish language usage throughout with translations for non-Spanish speakers, plus exposure to O’odham and Apache vocabulary

Masks and regular hand washing and sanitizing required during camp attendance. Camp attendance is limited to 9-12 attendees based on the topic.  Register soon to reserve your spot!


$290 for Non-members

$265 for Presidio Museum members

10% off for siblings

See for more information and to register.