School Tours

A visit to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in central Tucson is an experience that ignites the imagination and inspires a desire to explore mathematical concepts, leap into literature and art, investigate history and experience life in another time or culture.

Docent- led Tours

Docent- led tours are provided by knowledgeable docents trained to engage students in a broad spectrum of school curriculum as they guide the students through the big world of miniatures. Tours are aligned with Arizona Department of Education standards.

Self-Guided Tour Groups

Self-guided tour groups may utilize any of our many gallery guides and explore The Mini Time Machine collection areas that include The Enchanted Realm, History Gallery and Exploring the World Gallery. Please note: self-guided tour groups still require advance booking.


Curriculum based tour topics for grades pre-k-12 include:

  • Art
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies


School Tour Admission fees:

$3 per student
1 teacher and required chaperones are free
Additional adults (unless required by your situation) are $5
All tours require 4 weeks advance notice. Required chaperone to student ratio is 1:10 for grades pre-k- 3 and 1:15 for grades 4-12.

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures has raised funds to provide mini grants for admission and transportation costs for schools and family service organizations through our program Sizing Up My World. For details and to apply, click here.

For more information or to book a tour click here
For a guide to museum manners click here
For a pre-tour museum guide click here



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