Tours are free and available by reservation only. We require a minimum of 10, and a maximum of 60 visitors per tour. Groups that do not meet these requirements may be subject to tour cancellation.
Museum tours are offered Monday through Friday starting at 10:00 am with two concurrent tours beginning every hour: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00.
Tours of the museum north wing are 45 minutes long followed by an optional 30 minute legislative tour of either the State Senate or House of Representatives. Legislative tours are not available June through August and following the 2:00pm museum tour slot.
Educators, please refer to the Educator Resources page for more on school tours.
Where do we begin?
Please gather your group outside of the museum. A guide will meet your group and complete a quick orientation before entering the building.
What if we are late?
If your group arrives late to your scheduled tour time, your tour will be shortened and finish at originally designated time. Groups more than thirty minutes late will be canceled and may enter the museum for a self-guided visit of north wing exhibits.
What can we do while waiting for our tour time?
Visitors are welcome to explore the Wesley Bolin Plaza across the street, check out exhibits in the museum south wing, and visit the Museum Store.
What are we allowed to bring?
Flash photography, food and drink are not permitted within the museum. Groups are encouraged to leave personal belongings and food on the bus. Lunches, water bottles, and backpacks can be stored behind the museum information desk but museum staff will not be responsible for monitoring these items.
Where can we eat our lunch?
Tour groups are encouraged to enjoy lunch and explore memorials in the Wesley Bolin Plaza in front of the Capitol Complex.
Book Your Group Tour for September 2016 - May 2017
Please fill out and submit the form below to request a tour. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Tour date and time*
Click on the Calendar icon to select your preferred tour date.
Select from a list of currently available times for your chosen date.
Note: If you do not find a suitable tour time, please try another date. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday, with the exception of state holidays. Tours take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Tours are not confirmed until you receive email notification for each request.
Post Tour Option*
Please select one of these post tour options. (Info)Legislative Tour:
A visit to the House or Senate public balcony including an explanation of the Bill to Law process followed by a Q and A session. Legislative visits are not available after the 2pm tour.
Museum Free Exploration:
An opportunity to explore AZCM exhibits not included on the 45 minute guided tour, without a museum guide. These areas include the first and fourth floor, as well as the South wings of the second and third floor. It takes place after the guided part of your tour. This choice does not include a guided visit to the Legislature.
At times groups may not be able to tour the house or senate due to legislative business.
Do you have anybody in your group with special needs?* If yes, please leave details in the Comments section below.
Tours are not confirmed until you receive email notification for each request.