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Group Visits Suspended Until Further Notice

Due to precautions related to COVID-19, all group visits are suspended until further notice. View virtual lessons for K–12 school groups >>

K–3 Collection Tours

These lessons are intended for younger students. Museum tours are designed as interactive lessons that encourage students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities, including discussions, worksheets, and small group work. Expect to visit approximately three to five galleries during your tour.

Standards Alignment for School Tours >>

  • Around the World

    Take a trip around the world with art as your guide. Students explore the art of several cultures as they journey through the Museum’s period rooms and galleries. Tell us the country you are studying, and we will make sure to visit a related gallery.
    Pre-Visit Guide
  • People, Places, and Things

    Artists often take inspiration from the people, places, and things around them. During this lesson, students explore portraits, still lifes, and landscapes while thinking about how artists express their ideas and feelings about the world around them.
    Pre-Visit Guide
  • Learning to Look

    How can we learn to see more when we look at art? This lesson leads students to become better observers of both art and the world around them through looking, describing, imagining, and responding. Drawing and writing activities are adapted for students’ grade level.
    Pre-Visit Guide
  • Stories in Art (grades 1–3)

    Sometimes when art speaks, you want to talk back. Students join the conversation and discover a wealth of stories art can tell as they explore paintings, decorative arts, and sculptures through a variety of structured looking, writing, and role-playing activities.
    Pre-Visit Guide
  • Artists and Nature

    How have artists been inspired by nature? During this lesson students look at works of art from around the world and discover how artists have explored, described, and even included the natural world in their art. Students have a chance to respond to nature themselves through writing and drawing activities.
  • A is for Art Museum (grades K–1)

    Inspired by the Museum’s children’s book A is for Art Museum, this lesson offers a fun, alphabetical introduction to the Museum. Through a variety of looking, describing, and imagining activities, students will explore the collection while reinforcing their ABCs. A is for Art Museum may include works featured in the book that are on view at the time of your visit, as well as some new works for students to explore.
  • Art Museum Opposites

    Up, down, in, out, big, small . . . this lesson uses the Museum’s children’s book, Art Museum Opposites, as a springboard for talking about art by comparing and contrasting. Students will take part in a variety of fun looking, finding, and describing activities as they find “opposites” in the Museum’s collection.

    Art Museum Opposites may include works featured in the book that are on view at the time of your visit, as well as some new works for students to explore.

For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580 or by e-mail at .