PreK-12 School Tours

Teachers and students are invited to explore Tacoma Art Museum on either a guided or self-guided tour. Tours are designed for PreK-12 students, and additional curriculum and handbooks are available online for free. We ask that school tours be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.

College student groups should register as Adult Group Tours.

Additional information is available regarding school tour registration and transportation.

Guided PreK-12 School Tours

School tours are designed for PreK-12 students and emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, and language skills. Docents (tour guides) prompt students with questions and conversations by looking at original works of art. Tours also include an introductory hands-on art activity.

Self-Guided PreK-12 School Tours

For more flexibility in visit length and activities, lead your class on a self-guided tour of TAM, including access to our always free TAM Studio.

Art After School

Community-based organizations and afterschool programs serving primarily youth who are low-income and/or racially diverse may qualify for TAM’s free Art After School program.

Request a PreK-12 School Tour

Questions? Please email us at or call 253-272-4258 x3026.