The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures Education Department has created and compiled these resources for families, teachers, chaperones, and life-long learners to use at home, in the classroom, or during a museum visit.
Resources for Home Use
Our How To tutorials are scale miniature projects for beginners. Visit our How To page to view projects and instructions.
Minis Magnified are a series of articles about artifacts in our collection. Access our archive of 60 articles on our Collection Page.
Unlock additional information about artifacts in our collection with our web-based audio Mini Tours. Our audio tours are available in English, Spanish, and Audio Described for people with vision impairments. Visit our Audio Tours page to select a tour.
Kid Create is a monthly program for school-aged children to introduce them to the art of making miniatures. We have created sets of instructions for past projects that adapt well to home use. Access them from the Kids Create at Home section here.
Bring a little of the museum home with these Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures coloring pages. Click on the image to download or print the pdf.
Resources for Educators
The museum offers school tours aligned with Arizona Common Core Standards. Schools may elect to take a docent-led tour or self-guided tour. Funding is available for admission and transportation. Visit our School Tours page for more information.
These lesson plans have been adapted from our Museum Classroom Outreach program.
An Introduction to Scale and Ratios
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Explore the World of Miniatures
Want to get involved with the art of miniatures? Here are some of the local and national miniature clubs and affiliations in the United States:
TMS – the Tucson Miniature Society
Small World Miniature Club, Phoenix Arizona
NAME – the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts
IGMA – the International Guild of Miniature Artisans
We are currently updating this list. Please check back.