Schools & Educators

Aligned with State and Common Core Standards, MMA’s adaptable K-12 programs are designed to engage students in deep looking, critical thinking, and creative art making. School tours are FREE for all Monterey County schools! 


Guided School Tours (In-person or Virtual)

Image-focused, inquiry-based experiences that encourage students to look closely, share personal perspectives, and build connections.

California Painting Tour
Targeted for 1st to 3rd grade, this tour has been developed to support California and National Core Standards for Visual Art. Ask about adapting your tour for other grade levels and the needs of your students!

Exhibition Tours
Tours can be created for all current special exhibitions and customized for any grade level. Check out our exhibitions page and let us know what interests you!

Virtual Tours
Teachers will be given access to video lessons on art and design principles, California history and culture, as well as an instructional video demonstrating a hands-on art exercise for each student to create a masterpiece from home!

Please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance.

Guidelines for All School Visits


Creative Pathways High School Mentorship Program

A free mentorship program for students interested in pursuing academic or occupational careers in the arts. 


Educator Open House

Educators are invited to the Museum for music, activities, talks and tours, and free art education resources.

Saturday, March 18
4:00 – 6:00 pm
MMA Pacific St


Schedule your visit

The Monterey Museum of Art works to provide an accessible experience for all our visitors. If your group has special needs, we want to work with you to give your students the best experience we can offer for each of our education programs. 

To schedule your visit or to learn more about our programs, please contact us directly at [email protected].