School Groups

 
 

MCASD offers guided tours and ArtLab workshops for middle and high school groups.* To schedule a tour, visit the Booking a MCASD Tour Experience page.

* If you work with kindergarten – 5th grade students and are interested in booking a tour, please contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x318 or education@mcasd.org.


Look/Explore Tours

A Look/Explore Tour is an hour-long, student-centered dialogue in which students gain a greater understanding of the works on view through visual inquiry and in-gallery activities. Gallery Educators facilitate lively conversations on a select number of artworks, site-specific installations, or the architecture of the Museum to allow students to deeply engage with the works discussed. Look/ Explore Tours must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance and any applicable fees must be paid in full a minimum of one-week prior to the tour.

Available: Between 11 AM – 4 PM Thursday through Tuesday

Group Size: Maximum group size of 45 people per group; 1 adult chaperone required per every 15 participants.*

Cost: San Diego County Public & Charter Schools: Free-of-cost

Independent Schools & Schools Outside San Diego County: $30/ 15 participants


ArtLab Workshops

ArtLab Workshops build on the Look/Explore Tour with an additional hour of hands-on art making experience in which students further explore process and materials. ArtLab Workshops offer participants a unique opportunity to work with Gallery Educators on a project inspired by works on view. ArtLab Workshops must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance and any applicable fees must be paid in full a minimum of one-week prior to the workshop.

Available: Between 11 AM – 4 PM Mondays and Fridays

Group Size: Maximum group size of 45 people per group; 1 adult chaperone required per every 15 participants.*

Cost: San Diego County Public & Charter Schools: Free-of-cost

Independent Schools & Schools Outside San Diego County: $45/ 15 participants

* If your group has more than 45 participants, please contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x318. Please note that the museum reserves the right to adjust the maximum group size and/or break your group into smaller groups based on the nature of our exhibitions.

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