School Visits Program 2020-21
Virtual Field Trips
The MAC is pleased to offer virtual “live” field trip programs that complement and enhance elementary, middle school, and high school student learning. Our goal is to make history, art, and culture come alive through engaging exhibits, guided tours and facilitated programs.
“Live” virtual visits include a video tour covering highlights of our featured exhibitions, a “live” virtual visit with a Museum Educator, and post-visit activities. Appropriate for students grades K-12.View Video
Exhibition or Campbell House Guided Virtual Field Trips for K–12
Tuesday-Thursday, January-June 2021
10–11 am or 1–2 pm
The museum is open for field trips Tuesday–Thursday. Choose from morning or afternoon programs. A virtual “live” visit to the museum includes a video tour of the exhibition or Campbell House, a “live” discussion facilitated with a museum educator using primary resources from our collection, and a prompt for an activity to complete following the visit.
The price for a virtual visit is $126 ($72 Title One Schools) from January–June 2021.
During registration you may select the option to pay now or be invoiced. Upon receipt of the invoice, payment may be made by check or credit card. One check per registration please. Make checks payable to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
How it Works
Click on the "Make a Reservation!" link below. You will be asked to reserve a date/time for your visit. Include your school name, your name, class grade level, and total number of students anticipated.
Be prepared to select one of the Virtual Field Trip options
- Campbell House
- POP Power from Warhol to Koons
- Music Finds a Way: The Spokane Symphony
- WW II Exhibitions - Bomber Boys: Portraits from the Front and American Inheritance: Unpacking World War II
Be prepared to provide billing information.
You will receive a confirmation email providing instructions to schedule your Teams session.
Visit the Museum Etiquette for Virtual Visits page before your visit.
We will join your Teams meeting unless you request otherwise. Please send us a meeting invite at least two weeks prior to your visit.
Once you have booked your reservation you may wish to set up a 10-minute “practice session” with an educator prior to your visit. Please send your request to email@example.com. Please include your registration number. We are available for practice sessions on Tuesdays from 12–12:30 pm. Practice sessions must be scheduled in advance.
If a cancellation is necessary, contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Prior to your virtual field trip we invite you to visit the museum. Call Visitor Services at (509) 456-3931 for a reservation as timed ticketing requirements apply. Check-in at the Visitor Services counter with your teacher ID and your virtual field trip registration information for a complimentary admission.
Please review our Plan Your Visit page prior to your visit. Contact the Education Department with any questions.Make a Reservation
Goals and Objectives
- Introduce students to the Campbell family and their servants.
- Students will compare and contrast their own lives with those who lived a century ago.
- Students will compare and contrast the technology available today to the technology of the early 20th century.
- Explore Kirtland Cutter's architectural work on the Campbell House and in Spokane.
Tour the house from the perspective of the Campbell family and staff who lived there. Hear anecdotes and stories of life in 1910 while exploring early 20th century lives and how they parallel and differ from the lives of the students. Study the house and the lives of the Campbell family as they evolve from the traditional oil lamp-lit Victorian Era to the Progressive Era, filled with temperance movements, suffrage, and carbon filament light bulbs.
Extension Activities—NEW THIS SCHOOL YEAR!
Our extension activities are full lessons to continue student learning beyond the visit. Pick a topic or use both:
- Technology and Innovation
- Design and Architecture
The guided virtual program includes a video tour of the exhibition, a “live” discussion facilitated with a museum educator using primary resources from our collection, and a prompt for an activity to complete following the visit.
POP Power from Warhol to Koons
Oct 4, 2020–Jan 24, 2021 (Virtual visit available through June 2021)
From Campbell’s Soup to Mickey Mouse, and from comic strips to balloon dogs, POP Power from Warhol to Koons celebrates the evolution of Pop Art, a perennial movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity and the commodity, and art made accessible for all. This exhibition focuses on leading contemporary figures such as Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and the Japanese master of the Neo-Pop Superflat style, Takashi Murakami, creatively shown alongside the likes of seminal American Pop leaders like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Robert Indiana, to name just a few.Read About the Exhibition
Music Finds a Way: The Spokane Symphony
Oct 4, 2020–Jan 10, 2021 (Virtual visit available through June 2021)
Spokane has earned its fine symphony the hard way, through sacrifice, dedication, talent and risk. Meet the exceptional men and women who have sustained and propelled the Spokane Symphony into its 75th year, and experience the strength and optimism embodied in the world’s most versatile instrument, the violin.
Bomber Boys: Portraits from the Front
Oct 4, 2020–May 23, 2021 (Virtual visit available through June 2021)
Featuring a series of candid portraits reproduced from a secret stash of World War II images, ephemera, and a diary from 1945, the exhibition highlights the combat, crew, and camp life of the 445th bomb squadron of the 12th Army Air Corps stationed on Corsica and in Italy (the same outfit featured in Catch-22.)Read About the Exhibition
American Inheritance: Unpacking World War II
Oct 10, 2020–May 23, 2021 (Virtual visit available through June 2021)
Seventy-five years after the fighting stopped, evidence of the world’s deadliest global conflict can still be found in almost every home, community and aspect of American life. WWII legacies survive in suburban attics, memorialized in public spaces and the ways in which Americans view the world itself. Over the course of their lives, the men, women and children who experienced World War II first-hand passed down the triumphs and terrors that make up our American Inheritance. The MAC presents American Inheritance: Unpacking World War II, an exhibition of useable history that figuratively “unpacks” the legacy of an American generation’s response to crisis.