The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Preschool to High School

We are dedicated to serving students of all ages. Hundreds of Pre K-12 students from Southern Arizona visit the Museum each year. Integrating art into school curriculum is a proven method that encourages students to engage, inquire and respond to the world around them.

Field Trips

UAMA offers several types of field trip for students of all ages. Admission is free for everyone 18 and under, as well as for students from any school. One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students and receives free admission. To provide an enjoyable experience for all visitors and protect artworks from being bumped due to overcrowded galleries, we limit field trip visitors to 50 at one time.

Reservations are required for all groups visiting the Museum. Please submit the Tour Information Request Form at least three weeks prior to your visit. To request a tour with shorter notice or if you have questions, please contact Willa Ahlschwede, Assistant Curator, Education and Public Programs.

Field Trip Options

Guided tour: Take part in an interactive tour customized to fit the needs of your students and curriculum. An inquiry-based approach allows students to make observations, strengthen their critical thinking skills, and make connections between art and life. We will split larger classes into groups of 10-15 students, each led by a UAMA docent and accompanied by an adult from your organization. To schedule a free guided tour of the museum, click here.

Self-guided visit:  Teachers and group leaders guide their students independently. Make a reservation using the Tour Request Form to ensure your preferred date is available and help us make your arrival easy and efficient.

School Artreach

We are excited to announce the opportunity to bring the Museum to your classroom. With our School Artreach program, our educators bring the art museum experience to you. The lessons include inquiry-based looking strategies, critical thinking, and creativity. Each lesson involves an art making project.

For Spring 2020, School Artreach visits can be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Currently we are offering:

  • Arizona State History (Grade 4)
  • Art and Literacy (Grades 2-8)

To request a program, please submit the School Artreach form.

Professional Development

The Museum can create customized professional development opportunities for your district, school, or department. Examples of past professional development workshops include how to use art in your classroom, exhibit-specific workshops highlighting a temporary exhibit or a part of our permanent collection, and using curriculum resources from the Museum to best support your classroom. To get started, please contact Willa Ahlschwede.

Online Resources

See our Online Resources for ways to incorporate art learning into your classroom or to prepare for a field trip visit.