The Children’s Museum Tucson is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide fun, play-based, interactive, hands-on learning experiences for children and their families. With foresight and determination, a handful of prominent Tucsonans opened the Museum in 1986 in a one room building at Ft. Lowell Park. In 1991, the Children’s Museum Tucson moved into the historic Carnegie Library building in downtown Tucson. In 2012, over 144,000 children and families visited the Children’s Museum Tucson.
The Museum’s 17,000 square foot facility features thirteen permanent interactive exhibits, including Tucson Electric Power’s Electri-City, Bodyology, the Art Studio, Public Safety , Build It, Whistle Stop, Pet Vet and more. We also have Wee World, which is specially designed for children four years and under.
Play is the primary component in the Museum’s interactive exhibits. Focusing on learning by doing encourages fun educational experiences between children and their parents/caregivers. Beyond play, the Children’s Museum Tucson provides our community’s children a great out-of-classroom space, as all of our exhibits are aligned with Arizona Academic Standards. To foster learning, we offer nine age-appropriate Adventure Learning Tours that include a demonstration or activity coupled with Museum exploration.
The Tucson Metro Chamber is a membership-based business advocacy and networking organization that represents 1,500 businesses, employing more than 160,000 employees in Tucson and Pima County. Small business makes up approximately 60 percent of Chamber membership.
While you run your business, the Tucson Metro Chamber advocates for you by developing a climate in which business can create jobs and operate at a profit. The Chamber represents the interests of business with all levels of government, supports business-friendly ballot measures, creates a strong local economy and promotes the community. The Chamber also hosts the region’s premier networking opportunities and special events.
The work the Chamber does as Tucson’s independent business advocate is entirely funded by membership investments, Chamber advertising media opportunities and special events. By investing in the Tucson Metro Chamber, you leverage the strength of a dynamic organization with a proven track record of 120 years promoting a healthy economy and superior quality of life for all members of our community.
The Tucson Metro Chamber continuously updates this website, TucsonChamber.org, to keep members and the community apprised of Chamber activities and to provide links to help members generate business from out-of-town and in-town referrals.
Tucson Metro Chamber programs are developed through member-run committees that tap the varied expertise of local business owners. Through your participation in these committees and myriad networking and other special events, we can continue to grow and become an even stronger force in the community, region and state. We invite you to become involved.