School Tours

Tours and art classes at the Bowers Museum are designed for grades K-12 and are available all year to accommodate school districts and school-site services with year-round schedules. These experiences provide unique opportunities for students to engage with cultural arts from around the world. Students enjoy an interactive, docent guided or self-guided tour of our permanent and/or changing exhibitions designed to explore critical thinking skills and promote cross-cultural understanding. As a part of their tour, students participate in a hands-on art class inspired by themes in our galleries that they are able to take home with them and share with their families.


We are currently booking school tours for the months of March 2019 - June 2019

Current Offerings

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Suggested Grades K-1
Art project: TBD

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Suggested Grades 1-2
Art project: TBD

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Guo Pei Art Project Tile

Suggested Grades 9+
Art project: 3D Fashion Illustrations

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Grade Level: 4

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First Californians

Suggested Grades: 2-5
Art project: Native American Baskets

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Missions and Ranchos

Suggested Grades: 3-5

Art Project: Cochineal Prints

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California Bounty

Suggested Grades: 3+
Art project: Plein Air Landscapes

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Ancient Arts of China

Suggested Grades: 5+
Art Project: Watercolor Scrolls

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Spirits and Headhunters

Suggested Grades: 6+
Art Project: Shields

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School Tour and Art Projects

Tours are 2-2.5 hours long

  • 1 Hour Private Docent-Led Tour
  • 30 Minute Break
  • 1 Hour Private Art Project

Pricing

  • $13 per Student/ $15 for Special Exhibitions
  • Free Chaperone (Parents/Guardians/Volunteers) per 10 Students
  • Teachers/Special Needs Aides Free
  • $6 Each Additional Chaperone/$8 for Special Exhibitions

Availability

  • Tuesday-Friday
  • School Tours start at 9:30 am each morning
  • Minimum of 15 Students; 70 Students Maximum Per Visit 
  • If less than 15 students, $200 minimum payment

Scholarships

Scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Please fill out a tour request form to receive your scholarship application.