Your classroom just got bigger! Share with us your teaching and learning goals, and we will co-create a museum experience for you and your students. A visit to the museum will connect your curricular goals to artwork and artists from around the world through creative inquiry-based learning. More information on student tours is below.
Looking and Learning Tour
We invite you to bring your students to engage with art and ideas in a Looking and Learning Tour, an inquiry-based conversational experience that engages students in careful observation, discussion, and interpretation of objects from a variety of time periods and cultures. This tour is an opportunity for students to strengthen their critical thinking skills and articulate their ideas. Our museum team works with educators to customize this tour so they may meet curriculum goals; experiences may include writing exercises, tactile learning and making, movement, and more.
Looking and Making Workshop
Looking and Making Workshops are inquiry-based conversational and art making experiences engaging students in careful observation, discussion, and interpretation of objects from a variety of time periods and cultures. Museum Educators facilitate this workshop integrating art making with art looking. Students will engage in critical thinking by articulating their ideas about what they see and explore their curiosity through creating. Looking and Making Workshops are customized to meet curriculum goals.
Book Your Tour
We look forward to hosting you and your students! To book a school group visit, please:
- Request your visit at least four weeks prior to your desired visit date. Please provide the following information: select date preferences and alternatives, arrival and departure times, group size and grade level, and lunchroom requests.We aim to accommodate your requested date and time within our staff and spatial capacities of the exhibition. Please provide alternate dates and times in case your first option isn’t available.
- When your date is confirmed, a member of our education team will reach out to finalize the content of your tour.
- One week prior to your visit, we kindly ask you to send final attendance numbers and payment.
Admission for student tours is free for the required chaperone (1) for every 10 students. All materials are included. Program fees include day-long admission to both Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Schools or universities may qualify for funding to cover both admissions and transportation costs. Apply for a school group scholarship when reserving your group visit.