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The Museum is a classroom

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

Plan a Visit
 

We can provide: guided tours of current exhibitions led by our Education Curator or our UMCA Student Educators; custom visits that respond to a topic most relevant to your studies; or self-guided experiences. In preparation for your visit, we offer materials for you to share with your students introducing them to the exhibitions they will see.

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.