Exposing students to fine arts in a stimulating setting outside the classroom environment is essential in fostering critical thinking skills in young minds and contributing to their future success. Since 1975, the Museum has offered guided tours led by trained volunteer docents and staff that encourage students to make connections between skills they are developing in school and the visual arts. These highly interactive tours focus on active learning strategies that engage and encourage students to experience artwork through lively discussions. Hands-on art activities in the TMA classroom reinforce this experience of comprehensive learning through culture.
Tours are available to all schools and grade levels – including home school groups – and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the academic year (and also during summer months by special arrangement). Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes (45 minutes in the galleries, 45 minutes for activities) and is compliant with TEKS across multiple subjects in all grade levels K-12. Cost is $95 per session for a typical group size of 25 students, and transportation subsidies are available on a limited basis upon request.
For information, contact Education Coordinator Rachel Anthony at (903) 595-1001 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.