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School Groups and Student Tours

student-tour-patti-warashinaVisiting AMOCA with your group

AMOCA offers 50-minute tours to both student and community groups. AMOCA’s exhibitions often relate to current social issues and offer many curriculum connections for classroom use. Exhibition Guides focus on a selection of objects that illustrate a theme or idea and engage visitors in lively discussions that emphasize critical thinking skills. Most school tours include a writing or drawing project in the galleries to encourage individual response. In addition to a guided tour, an exhibition-related art making lesson in our Ceramic Studio can be incorporated into your visit.

Submit a tour request now (email areyes@amoca.org) or scroll down for more information about scheduling a tour.

Scheduling a Tour

Two weeks advance notice is recommended for Guided and Self-Guided tours. Scheduling in advance helps prevent overcrowding in the exhibition halls. Tours are available Tuesday through Friday, starting from 10AM and ending at 3PM. Groups larger than twenty are divided and rotate throughout the halls. Required adult-to-student ratio: 1 adult: 10 students. A maximum of sixty students may visit the museum at one time. Exhibitions change regularly at AMOCA, so please refer to the schedule for exhibitions specific to the time of your visit.

Museum tours happen from 9AM to 3:30PM. The last tour will take place by 3:30PM. 

If you require a field trip after normal business hours, please note that each of your students will be required to pay $4. 

Preview the exhibition before your group visits

Request a complimentary educator pass from the Education Manager so that you may fully preview the exhibition, discuss the tour focus with your guide and effectively introduce the museum and the art to your students. (email your request to areyes@amoca.org)

Confirmation

A confirmation will be emailed to you upon scheduling your tour. The Education Manager will contact you to discuss specifics for your group.

Special needs

The museum is accessible to all visitors. Please notify the staff of any special needs or concerns when scheduling a tour.

Student Tour Options

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AMOCA is dedicated in continuing FREE tours for school-aged (Kindergarten through College) students!

During our 50 minute long tours, students and their teachers will participate in exhibition discussions and lessons that encourage individual response. Classes may also take part in an exhibition-related art making lesson ($5 a student). These tours will be tailored to class and instructor needs, and the Education Coordinator will be available to meet with teachers in advance for a free curriculum consultation.

For additional information about our Education Department visit our calendar for more information on events for teachers and educators or email Angie Reyes, Education Manager at areyes@amoca.org.