Museum Experiences for Educators & Students

Educators and students have a number of ways to experience the ceramic arts, including museum visits, synchronous and asynchronous virtual experiences, and mobile experiences at school sites. We look forward to sharing the joy of ceramic art!

Have questions, or prefer to speak with someone? Contact Education Manager Carly Lake-Irigoyen at education@amoca.org or (909) 865-3146.

A school group completing an activity in the Connected Spaces: Cheryl Ann Thomas + Michael F. Rohde exhibition gallery.

Visit the Museum (In Person Tours & Hands On Experiences)

K-12 Field Trips

Our field trips include interactive gallery tours and a hands on air-dry clay activity led by our AMOCA Educators.

FEE: $15 per student, Free for Title 1 schools

  • Maximum of 60 students per visit
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance

Schedule your K-12 class visit by choosing from our options below. Tours are fully customizable, and requests can be completed online in less than five minutes.

Julie Green: Flown Blue

College and Adult Tours

Bring your college or adult group for an in depth tour of our current exhibitions.  

  • College groups are free
  • Adult groups are $15 per person 

To schedule your or adult tour, or if you have any questions, please contact Carly Lake-Irigoyen at education@amoca.org.


The MudMobile, AMOCA’s mobile museum experience

MudMobile Visits (Bring the Museum to Your School Site)

Launched in fall of 2021, our MudMobile outreach program brings educational arts experiences to local school sites and community events. Led by our teaching artists, students interact with artwork from our education collection and create their own air-dry clay project. We incorporate a related picture book reading for K-2nd grade students, or upon request. Throughout the program, students are engaged in visual thinking strategies and are provided a wonderful opportunity for artistic exploration.

The MudMobile experience is 1.5 hrs total. In addition, we need approximately 30 min for set up and clean up. We provide all supplies for the activities. The site needs to provide tables, chairs, access to water, and an invested adult to oversee activities

Fees for our visit:

  • $500 per class within a 15 mile radius
  • $750 per 2 classes at same location within a 15 mile radius
  • $100-$200 surcharge for locations within a 16-30 mile radius

Please use the booking form below to reserve your visit. After booking, you will be contacted to confirm details and to choose from our Functional or Figurative art lessons. 

For questions and more information, please contact Carly Lake-Irigoyen at education@amoca.org


Virtual Tours & Experiences

Click the tabs below to switch between docent-led and self-led virtual tours.

If you are unable to come in person for a tour, don’t fret! We currently offer a 1 hour interactive virtual tour via Zoom, guided by our education manager. This session includes a slide presentation encapsulating one of our current exhibitions, full of background information and live art analysis with your group.

Fee: Flat rate of $75

Virtual tours are dependent upon our staff’s availability.

To schedule your virtual tour, or if you have any questions, please contact Carly Lake-Irigoyen at education@amoca.org.

Request Form for Virtual Tour Materials

Fill out the form below and your requested materials will be emailed to you. The below information helps us apply for grants to keep programs like these going! We’re grateful for your help.

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Grade Level of Participating Students
Digital Tours for Grades 3-5
Digital Tours for Grades 6-12
Digital Tours for College and University

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