Worried that your children might get bored at the Presidio Museum? Well think again! The museum has an activity box with games, coloring sheets and scavenger hunts that families can do together. The activity box is located in the Activity Area on the Territorial Patio, which you enter once you leave the Gift Shop. Activities change several times each season so there will always be something interesting for kids to do!
Another activity kids of all ages will enjoy is trying on the cuera (the Spanish version of chainmail) in the soldiers’ quarters.
Fort Lowell Museum
When the Fort Lowell Museum opens, it will also have an activity box with games, coloring sheets and scavenger hunts that families can do together. Beginning in October 2023, Family Fundays will be held at the Fort Lowell Museum. No RSVP necessary!
Dia de los Muertos/Halloween Family Funday
Saturday, October 28, 10 am-1 pm
Get into the holiday “spirit” by coming in costume and/or face paint. We’ll have a selfie station to capture your creativity! Attendees will learn about both Halloween and Dia de los Muertos through the following activities:
- Decorating plaster skulls to mimic sugar skulls
- Creating straw skeletons and climbing spiders
- Making Dia de los Muertos candle holders
Cultures of Tucson Family Funday
Saturday, November 25, 10 am-1 pm
Modern-day Tucson is the result of diverse cultures coming together over time. Attendees will learn about many of these cultures through some of the following activities:
- Making corn husk dolls
- Designing Alebrijes
- Creating Chinese dragons or lanterns
- Creating pottery or making figurines
Art of Tucson Family Funday
Saturday, December 23, 10 am-1 pm
Learn about the art of past and current residents of Tucson. Hands-on activities may include:
- Painting with natural dyes
- Making your own petroglyph
- Making Chinese masks