The MAC is pleased to offer school 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.

Exhibit and One Guided Museum Program for K through 12

Wednesday–Friday, September 4, 2019–June 12, 2020
10 am to 11:45 am and 12 pm to 1:45 pm

The museum is open for field trips Wednesday-Friday. Choose from morning or afternoon programs. A school visit to the museum includes a visit to museum exhibits and a tour of the historic Campbell House or a guided classroom program facilitated by a museum educator. The morning program begins at 10:00 am and ends at 11:45 am a Campbell House Tour. The afternoon program begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:45 pm and includes a painting program.


The price for school visits is $7 per student ($4 per student for Title One Schools) from September 4, 2019 to February 6, 2020.
For Pompeii: The Eternal City, which runs from February 8-May 3, 2020, the price for school visits is $10 per student ($4 per student for Title One Schools).

School visits must have a minimum of 18 students and a maximum of 30 students. If you would like to bring more than one class, please register each class separately. One instructor and up to five chaperones will receive free admission. School visit groups are required to abide by a ratio of one chaperone for every five students. (additional individuals will be billed at the regular admission rate.) The minimum cost of a school visit is $180. Groups smaller than 18 are permitted with payment of the minimum fee.


Programs begin at 10:00 am and end at 11:45 am or begin at 12:00 pm and end at 1:45 pm. Please schedule bus arrival and departure times accordingly. Buses should arrive to the Museum's Group Entrance on Riverside and Hemlock five minutes prior to the program start time.


Unfortunately, the museum does not have an indoor lunch space available for school visits. However, students may eat on the grass outside the Admission level on First Avenue before or after your program, as weather permits. Note: The Museum amphitheater is not a designated lunch space.

Please instruct your students to stay on the grass. Please use the sidewalk or outside stairs to return to your bus as the Group Entry doors are alarm-armed between programs. Note: Once dismissed from your program you will not have access to the building from the Group Entrance. Take all belongings with you at this time.


Please provide the updated number of student participants at check-in. Checks are preferred—sorry, we can only accept one check. Make them payable to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Alternatively, you can be invoiced. Upon receipt of the invoice, payment may be made by check or credit card.

How It Works

Step 1:

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 provide billing information.

Step 2:

You will receive a confirmation email.

Step 3:

Visit the museum etiquette page before your visit.

Step 4:

Upon arrival at the museum, please check-in and provide the updated number of students participating in the visit. You may pay by check ($7 per student or $4 per Title One school student) to museum staff or request an invoice.Cancellation Policy

If cancellation of a school visit is necessary, contact immediately.

Additional Information

  • Prior to bringing your students to the museum we encourage you to visit in advance. Check-in at the Visitor Services counter with your teacher ID and your school visit registration information for a complimentary admission.
  • Please review our museum etiquette guidelines prior to your visit.
  • Contact the Education Department with any school visit questions.

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