Museum Tours for Schools and Homeschool Groups
Our education staff is excited to support you in creating a program that connects with your classroom curriculum and enhances your visit. At the KIA we offer tours tailored to each age group; each experience is inspired by the current exhibition and/or permanent collection.
Click to browse our selection of custom-designed tours.
FREE GUIDED TOURS FOR GRADES K-12
Educators and students from all school districts are welcomed for our one-hour tour. Our volunteer docents are extensively trained to engage students of all ages in exploring art, building vocabulary through discussion, and allowing the students to express their own points of view. (Maximum group size: 60, 13:1 approximate docent ratio)
ArtLab Add a hands-on ArtLab experience to your tour
Add an ArtLab workshop to any tour to extend your students' museum experience, and connect it to your classroom work. Students will spend an hour in the studio making art with professional artist-educators who will cultivate their personal, unique vision to create an original artwork using a variety of techniques and materials. The students will exercise their creative and critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and increase their visual literacy using the language of art. (2 hour total visit)
Thanks to grant funding, ArtLabs are FREE for all 3rd-5th graders.
ArtLab workshops are an additional $8/student for all other grades.
($4 for a limited time, here are the details!)
Arts and Culture Trek Grants Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for
Arts and Cultural Affairs, is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $500 to pay for transportation costs associated with an arts- and culture-related field trip. Information and application here. Application due in October for travel November - May.
KZOO County Bus Rebates! Qualifying Kalamazoo County K-8 school groups pay only $25 of bus costs.
Find information here about KRESA/EFA's great offer.
Ready to sign-up?
Please contact: Cassie Tighe-Hansen at 269-349-7775 (ext.3161) or email Cassieth@kiarts.org
I look forward to working with you to make this a fun and rewarding learning experience.
How to schedule.
Thank You, School Tour Program Sponsors!
Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation