Start with Art Creative Creatures
Guided Tour: Creatures in Art
The guided tour focuses on animals represented in the museum’s permanent exhibitions and applicable special exhibitions. Pieces to be discussed include the mummified cats, the Tang Dynasty camel, the medieval ivory chest (dragon), ivory eagle, Baule gbekre (monkey), and more!
Story time: How the Camel Got Its Hump
Hands On! Students get to touch artifacts from the education collection.
Topics and content are modified to be age appropriate for students in Early Childhood – 4th Grade.
Clay Scarab Art Activity
Students create clay scarab beetles from polymer clay. The scarabs are baked on site and sent home immediately with teachers for distribution at school.
A scarab bracelet may be suggested as an alternate art activity for this program.
Visual Thinking Strategies™
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a student-centered discussion method grounded in decades of research and testing. The method uses discussions of art to expand critical thinking skills. Students will use VTS to discuss additional artworks in the gallery.
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Field Trip Information
- Reservation required 2 weeks in advance—one month or more is recommended for optimum scheduling.
- 10 participating children are required. Limited to 75 children. Appropriate for ages 4-18.
- FREE with a scholarship from MGMoA Fund-A-Program. Regular price is $3 per student. School groups traveling by bus or van are eligible for up to $200 reimbursement for bus transportation.
- 1 chaperon per 10 kids is required and admission is waived. Additional adults are $4 each.