K-12 School Groups

A school group being welcomed before starting their tour
A school group being welcomed before starting their tour

GALLERY EXPLORATION & TOURS

K-12 SELF-GUIDED GALLERY EXPLORATION
     Includes an introduction
     FREE for K-12 students, $8 per adult (Native Nations citizens are free)
     Available Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Groups larger than 50 may be staggered.

K-12 EXPANDED SELF-GUIDED GALLERY EXPLORATION
     Includes an introduction plus hands-on experiences (max. 70 students*)
     $1 per student, $8 per adult

     Options:

  1.      Woven Through Time exhibit–Activities may include making split twig figurines, twill weaving, and hands-on objects
  2.      The Pottery Project exhibit Activities may include playing pottery matching and sequencing games,
         sorting sherds, and hands-on objects
  3.      Paths of Life exhibit– Activities may include carding wool, plant identification, and hands-on objects


8th-12th GRADE DOCENT-GUIDED EXHIBIT TOURS
     Includes an introduction with hands-on object exploration and tour of 1-2 permanent exhibits.
     Each tour is 60 minutes long. (Maximum 20 students*)
     $2 per student, $8 per adult

Options:

  1.  Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art exhibit with hands-on objects
  2. The Pottery Project exhibit with hands-on objects
  3. Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest exhibit with hands-on objects
    (Choose 2-3 culture groups: Seri, Yaqui, O’odham, Apache, Navajo, or Hopi)


Find a list of our current exhibits here.

Visit our Education Materials to download discovery hunts and other materials to make your students’ experience more meaningful.


 

GUIDED INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS

Content-specific interactive programs with hands-on activities for 3rd-8th grade student groups, facilitated by ASM docents.
Each program is 90 minutes long. (Maximum 24 students*). 
$3 per student, $8 per adult

Be a Cultural Scientist (3rd-8th Grade)
Become a field scientist in the Paths of Life exhibit and explore how Native peoples have adapted to their environment. Study Seri, Apache, or Tohono O’odham tribes. Each student receives their own field journal and a chance to handle related cultural objects.  

Be a Pottery Detective (3rd-8th Grade)
Learn about 2,000 years of Native American art and scienceExplore pottery traditions and archaeological research through hands-on activities, including sorting ancient pottery sherds, looking through microscopes, and exploring pottery designs among other activities.


REGISTER

     Pre-registration is required for all visits to ASM to ensure we can accommodate you.

  1.      Self-Guided tours: minimum 2 weeks advance notice
  2.      Expanded Self-Guided/Guided Interactive: minimum 4 weeks advance notice

Complete this form to register your class visit. 


 

PARKING

Cars and buses may unload students in front of the museum. Arizona State Museum is located just inside the Main Gate on the University of Arizona campus, on the northeast corner of University Blvd and Park Ave. The street address is 1013 E. University Blvd.

Cars may then park in UA garages at either Euclid Ave and Fourth St or Euclid Ave and Second St. The cost is $2.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $8.00. We do not validate parking. 

Buses are asked to park in an specially designated area—usually by the football stadium—and return for students at the end of the tour. Bus parking must be pre-arranged through UA Parking and Transportation Services. Call them at 520-621-3710 at least three days advance of your visit.


 

WHERE TO MEET

We will meet and orient your school group at the front entrance of ASM's north building (1013 E. University Blvd) at the allotted time.


CONTACT

Contact us with questions or to explore options if your group size is larger than the maximum.

Lisa Falk
Head of Community Engagement
520-626-2973
asmedu@email.arizona.edu


OTHER TOURS OFFERED ON CAMPUS

The UA Visitor Center offers tours of other areas of the University of Arizona campus.
Visit their web site for more information about: K-8 school tours and guided tours.