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.

Tour Options

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.


School Tour Admission Fees

$3 per student
Teachers and required chaperones are free
Additional adults (unless required by your situation) are $5
Required chaperone to student ratio is 1:15 for grades pre-k—3 and 1:15 for grades 4—12
All tours require 4 weeks advance notice
Mini grants for admission and transportation costs are available through Sizing Up My World.


Sizing Up My World

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.

Apply for a Sizing Up My World mini grant >>


Book a Tour

For more information or to book a tour, contact Museum Education Assistant Michael Muscarello at 520-881-0606 ext. 114 or by email. For information about tours for other groups, please visit our Group Tours page.


Pre-Tour Resources

We encourage teachers and chaperones to review this short video of museum manners with students prior to visiting.

For a printable guide to museum manners click here
For a printable pre-tour museum guide click here