Planning School Visits

Tour group in gallery

Inspire learning, have fun, and help meet Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) at the KIA. Add a visit to our Interactive Gallery or a hands-on art project for even more fun.

Budget tight? Tours are free! Many Kalamazoo County K-8 schools qualify for bus transporation rebates busing subsidy (PDF) from KRESA/EFA.

  • Tours are free for school groups. Occasional exhibitions are ticketed.
  • Tour themes address the needs of different ages and interests.
  • Minimum group size is 10; maximum group size is 60.
  • Please schedule 3-4 weeks in advance.
  • Educator Packets provide information and classroom connections.
  • Museum tours help teachers meet Michigan GLCEs.
  • Interactive Gallery can be included in your visit.

Tour Sponsors: Santreece Foundation and Pfizer, Inc.

School Tour Options

Learn more about preschool-K or K-12 tour options.

Tour Times

  • Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Galleries are closed on Mondays.
  • K-12 Tours with Hands-on project: Tuesday-Friday, 10-12.

Scheduling Your Visit

  • Email or call (269) 349-7775 ext. 3161 to schedule a tour or for more information.
  • Call or email with date and time, alternate dates, and any special needs the group may have.
  • Groups provide their own transportation.
  • Group leaders are encouraged to visit the KIA in advance for a pre-visit tour with museum educators! Call for an appointment.
  • The KIA is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs available upon request.
  • School group chaperone requirement: Through 1st grade: 1 adult per 8-10 students; Grades 2 and up: 1 adult per 10-15 students.
  • There are no facilities for eating lunch in the museum.