K-12 Virtual School Tours

School tours have gone virtual! To accommodate remote learning models, the Monterey Museum of Art is offering a virtual experience with California Art, FREE for Monterey County schools! 

 The Virtual California Paintings curriculum is targeted for 1st-3rd grades, and has been developed to support California and National Core Standards for Visual Art to enrich your school’s curriculum. Download standards correlations that support your classroom curriculum here.

Learn at your own pace

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! 

Schedule your “visit”

Museum Educators will lead your class in a 45 minute live discussion exploring our current exhibitions and collections, and to learn about Museums and their role in the community. Ask us about adapting your tour for other grade levels and the needs of your students!

Gallery visits and activities at the Monterey Museum of Art give students an interactive experience with original works of art. The Museum offers a range of K-12 programming to enhance your classroom curriculum following National Core Standards for Visual Arts while encouraging critical thinking, collaboration, and interdisciplinary learning.

The Monterey Museum of Art works to provide an accessible experience for our virtual 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. 

Please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance.

Please direct any questions to [email protected].

Thank you to our School Visit Program Supporters!

School visits at the Monterey Museum of Art are made possible by generous grant support from the Lauralie and J. Irvine Fund and the General Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the DeWitt Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County and through contributions by Museum Members and Donors.