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Middle and High School (6th - 12th grade) Field Trip Programs

Choose from one of the following themes for your group’s field trip. We can also work with you to create a customized program to meet your learning goals.

Tools of Expression

How do artists use the elements of art and principles of design to communicate meaning and express ideas? Critically analyze works of art in the galleries, and then create art of your own! Supports state Visual Arts standards.

Ekphrastic Poetry

What happens when words and art meet? Explore examples of poetry inspired by art and write poems of your own based on works in our galleries. Supports CCSS English Language Arts and state Visual Arts standards.

People & Places: Native Voices:

Build essential research skills through the examination and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Explore tribal sovereignty, human rights, and the value of indigenous self-determination with critical interpretation of works of art by both Native and non-Native artists. Supports state Social Studies and Visual Arts standards, CCSS English Language Arts standards, and Since Time Immemorial curriculum.

People & Places: Japanese Incarceration:

Build essential research skills through the examination and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Cultivate empathy for Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII, and understand how visual artists made sense of their experiences of incarceration through art-making. Supports state Social Studies and Visual Arts standards and CCSS English Language Arts standards.

Self-Guided Experiences

Self-guided experiences are recommended for middle and high school groups who have specific learning goals separate from our field trip programs. On a self-guided experience, students and chaperones will explore the galleries together. TAM does not provide educators or curriculum for these programs. Self-guided experiences can be any length of time you choose; we recommend approximately 1 – 1.5 hours.

Cost: $5 per student, scholarship rate of $3.50 per student available for eligible schools
Required chaperone ratio: 1 chaperone per 7 students

Request a School Field Trip Online

Questions? Please email us at Tours@TacomaArtMuseum.org or call 253-272-4258 x3026


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School Group Tours are generously supported by
US Bankcorp Foundation, The Florence B. Kilworth Foundation, The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation,
Wheeler Charitable Trust, and William Kilworth Foundation.

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