K-12 School Programs

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

K-12 School Programs                           

 

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:
Woven Through Time exhibit–Activities may include making split twig figurines, twill weaving, and hands-on objects

The Pottery Project exhibit Activities may include playing pottery matching and sequencing games, sorting sherds, and hands-on objects

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:
 Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art exhibit with hands-on objects

The Pottery Project exhibit with hands-on objects

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 all our current exhibits here.

Visit our Education Page 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 required for all visits to ASM to ensure we can accommodate your group in the museum. Complete this online form to register your class visit. 


PARKING

For directions and information on school bus parking, visit the UA's Parking and Transportation web page or call them at 520-621-3710. Three days advance notice is requested.

Cars and buses may unload students in front of the museum (1013 E. University Blvd). Cars can then park in the UA garages at either Euclid and Tyndall or Euclid and Second Street. Bus parking must be pre-arranged through UA Parking and Transportation Services as noted above.


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.

Erin DenBaars
Visitor Services Coordinator
asmedu@email.arizona.edu
520-621-4523 


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: guided tours, K-8 school tours.