Minimum 6, Maximum 26
Number of chaperones allowed: 2

Elementary School: $95 fee for docent-led tour, gallery information and art activity
Middle School: $95 fee for docent-led tour, gallery information and art activity
High School: $95 fee for docent-led tour and gallery information

The TMA invites educators to schedule interactive docent-led tours for elementary, middle school, high school and college classes. All scheduled elementary and middle school classes receive a tour packet for advanced preparation and a 1½ hour visit to the Museum, including a guided tour and an exhibition-related art activity. Tours for high school and college classes last 1 hour and do not include an art activity, unless arranged with the Education Department. All guided tours must be scheduled and paid at least two weeks in advance. For more information, contact the Education Department.

Teachers are welcome to bring their students for their own tour during Museum hours, however we request that there be at least 1 adult for every 10 students. We recommend that you call in advance to schedule your visit (903-595-1001). Some exhibitions require an entrance fee; discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Contact Information
Education Department

First Friday Art Tours

Art & Education

Docent-Led Student Art Tours

Elementary, middle school, high school, and college students can enjoy tours of our current exhibitions led by trained docents or Museum education staff. Before tour day, educators receive a PowerPoint presentation that provides them with specific information about the art on display and general information about the Museum. Our staff understands that educators are often required to justify field trips, so a list of TEKS requirements that might be applied to the exhibition content are also included.

Tours last about 1 ½ hours; for elementary and middle schoolers, the first half of that time is spent in the galleries and the second half is used to create original works of art in the classroom. All activities are age-appropriate, and relate directly to what the students experience in the exhibit. They are also designed to go beyond mere craft projects and stress many formal elements of art education.

Lecture Series

As a part of our Adult Education Programming, the TMA is pleased to present seasonal lecture series, featuring distinguished speakers who present information across a broad range of art-related topics.

Check the Calendar for upcoming lectures.

TMA Education Station

Click here to visit the TMA Education blog.

Ongoing Programming

Family Day

Join us on the second Saturday of every month from 2-4 for creative fun in our classroom. Children and parents will both enjoy art projects that relate to our current exhibitions. Each activity is open-ended, encourages creativity, and provides freedom to explore many fine art techniques. Painting, collage, mosaics, sculpture, and printmaking have all been featured recently, and new activities are presented at each Family Day. Make Family Day at the TMA a tradition!