The Museum is a classroom
The UMCA invites teachers to use our museum as an alternative classroom. We offer dynamic learning through close looking, in-depth discussions, and hands-on activities. We work closely with educators to design a visit that supports your groups’ needs and aligns with the state arts education curriculum framework. Using Visual Thinking Strategies and close looking techniques, we provide tools for students to think, feel, reflect, and connect to the work they see. We strive to cultivate a sense of belonging for all our visitors.
Plan a group visit
Big Yellow School Bus, a grant program from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, helps schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips for their students to cultural institutions.
To plan a school group visit to the UMCA, please fill out this online form here.
Please review the UMCA Visitor Guidelines in advance of your visit. We ask that no food, drink, large bags, or pens be brought into the Museum. We provide pencils if needed. We ask that you share these guidelines with your students before you arrive.