School Programs


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Multidisciplinary Tours


Math + Art
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour Tues, Wed, or Fri, 10 AM–2 PM (includes time for lunch)

Discover shapes and patterns that will make you say “Ge-O-My!” during a docent-guided, geometry-themed tour of the Museum, and then go hands-on at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum with guided exploration and play.

  • Grades 1–3
  • 4 hours
  • $4 per student; additional fees apply for Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
  • Register with the Museum, and then call the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum at 414-390-5473.
Science + Art
Discovery World and Museum Tour

What do art, science, and technology have in common? Design! Immerse students in the creative design process, inspired by architect Santiago Calatrava. After exploring the Calatrava-designed addition to the Museum, students visit Discovery World for an adventure in prototyping and industrial automation in the Rockwell Automation Dream Machine.

  • Grades 6–8
  • 2½ hours
  • $4 per student; additional fees apply for Discovery World
  • Register with the Museum, and then call Discovery World at 414-765-8625.
Nature + Art
Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour Available May through mid-October

The environment, and your imagination, plays an important role in unearthing the history of sculpture. Learn sculpture inside and out—or better said, indoors and outdoors!—at these two important Milwaukee institutions.

  • Grades 1–12
  • $4 per student; additional fees apply for Lynden Sculpture Garden
  • Register with the Museum, and then call Lynden Sculpture Garden at 414-446-8481.
Theater + Art
First Stage Performance Company and Museum Tour December 2, 2014 or Dec 3, 2014, 9:30–11:30 AM

Experience the full sweep of Italy's contributions to the history of art on a docent-led tour of Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting, and then participate in a theater workshop facilitated by the educators of First Stage. Students will learn skills to imagine and interpret stories that artists portray in their artwork.

  • Grades 1–5
  • 1½ hours
  • $10 per student
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair April 28, 2015 or April 29, 2015, 9:30–11:30 AM

See garments by icons of the fashion industry in Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of the Ebony Fashion Fair, as you explore how Mrs. Johnson, director of the fair, pushed both racial and cultural boundaries. Then participate in a theater workshop facilitated by the educators of First Stage. Students will learn skills related to character education with themes of identity, self-confidence, opportunity, and acceptance.

  • Grades 6–12
  • 2 hours
  • $10 per student
  • NOTE: Space is limited. Please book early.

Art of Writing Young Authors and Artists Conference


Fall Edition Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:30 AM3:15 PM

Young writers and artists use the Museum as inspiration for first-person narrative writing or artwork in this daylong, statewide conference. Through brainstorming, drafting, revising, and working with teachers and peers, they produce a finished manuscript or artwork that is then published. The Museum collaborates with the Kettle Moraine School District for this program.

  • Grades 3–12
  • 6 ¾ hours only, $75 per student
  • Check back in Fall for more details.
Summer Edition Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8:30 AM4 PM

This daylong regional conference follows the same format as the Art of Writing fall and spring editions (see above) but is geared towards individual students, or groups of students registered through their school.

Specialized Programs


Studio Workshop School Program Available Monday–Thursday, October–May

Be the artist! Students explore the Museum’s Collection on a docent-led tour, and then create their own work of art in the studio. Museum educators will design a project that fits your curriculum.

  • Grades PK–12
  • 2½ hours
  • $8 per student
  • Register online or call 414-224-3842.
Junior Docent School Program

For more than thirty-five years, the Junior Docent School Program has introduced elementary school students to the vocabulary, elements, and history of art while developing critical thinking skills. Over three consecutive years, students visit nine times, contextualizing art into their life. After a culminating project presented to their peers and family, they become official Junior Docents!

  • Grades 3–5
  • 9 visits over 3 years
  • 1–1½ hours each visit
  • $5 per student, per tour
  • To be added to the waiting list for this program, please email .
  • This program is run through schools. If you are a parent looking for art opportunities for your child, please refer to Youth and Family Classes.