Tumacácori and Tubac: 1 Day, "Tu" Parks

Tumacácori and Tubac

Learn about Arizona history where it happened!

Two historical sites only minutes apart bring state standards to life.

Includes science, art, geography, mathematics, language arts and more.
Explore, discover, problem-solve, and create.

  • All grade levels welcome
  • Arrive 9:00 a.m., Depart 2:00 p.m.
  • At least 1 chaperone per 10 students required

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Tumacácori Mission

Learn what it took to be a Spanish missionary and how the O’odham and Spanish cultures met at Tumacácori.
Following in the footsteps of Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, students navigate the mission grounds solving puzzles that require the same skills Kino needed years ago.
Students will use skills ranging from language, mathematics, agriculture, and diplomacy. The quest will encourage students to explore the mission church, storeroom, orchard, cemetery, museum, and more.
Learn more about Padre Kino's Quest, including pre- and post-visit materials.


Tubac Presidio

Tubac Presidio was a military outpost that fostered a the growing community of Tubac.
Meet STEAM learning objectives while discovering frontier life in Southern Arizona. Visit a historical schoolhouse and an underground museum. Explore the restored Rojas Hall to witness adobe home living in the 1800’s, and the historic Otero Hall with the world’s only ambulance wagon on display.
Your students will have the opportunity to dress in 1800’s period clothing, design their own mode of transportation, and immerse themselves into the past.

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Attention 4th Graders!

Your class may qualify for free transportation and an Every Kid in the Park pass for free entrance to public lands.
Download the Transportation Grant (.pdf, 839kb)
Learn about Every Kid in a Park and 4th grade passes.

Last updated: February 15, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 8067
Tumacacori, AZ 85640


(520) 377-5060

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