Tours for K-12 students (school and homeschool groups)

Frank Wolf 5th graders 2017

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.

We welcome educators, parents, and students from all school districts 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)


Add an ArtLab art-making 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)

ArtLab workshops are an additional $5/student, however, thanks to grant funding, ArtLabs are FREE for all 3rd-5th graders.



Kalamazoo 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 Director of Museum Education Michelle Stempien at 269/585-9288 or email

Scheduling your tour

Thank you to our school tour program sponsors Pfizer and the Santreece Foundation

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