FIELD TRIPS TO KMAC
Enhance classroom lessons or offer a group an exciting cultural experience with a visit to KMAC Museum. Field trips are led by KMAC educators, offer cross-curricular connections, supplement JCPS anchor standards and participants take home their own finished work of art!
Please read all FAQs and click to make a reservation at the bottom of the page.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY FIELD TRIP?
All field trips begin with a brief introduction including a review appropriate art museum behavior, followed by a guided tour of exhibits lasting 45 minutes to an hour. We strive to approach all exhibits in an age-appropriate way, with a strong emphasis on common core connections.
If groups have opted to include an art-making experience, groups will then be guided in a hands-on craft that they can take home. We generally take a half-hour lunch break half way through our project, but if you need to schedule lunch for a specific time, please let us know.
WHAT KINDS OF HANDS-ON PROJECTS ARE AVAILABLE?
KMAC has developed a field trip curriculum to comply with both JCPS and Common Core standards and to introduce students to a variety of media and subject matter. Our field trip curriculum is divided into Primary (Kindergarten-4th Grade), Middle School (5th-8th Grade) and High School (9-12th Grade), and covers a variety of media including fiber, ceramics, wood, printmaking and altered paper. Our field trip lessons cover a variety of age-appropriate content, but if there is a particular subject, theme, or medium you are studying, let us know and we will work with you to integrate it into the project. We also a offer thematic project that makes a direct connection to KMAC's current exhibition. Please ask what options are available when you schedule and about additional materials so you can prepare your students for their visit.
(Note: ceramics projects will be fired at the museum and available for pick up in 2-3 weeks).
Before you book your trip, please read our menu of field trip options for additional information and the Academic Standards each trip is designed to meet.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Students should bring a sack lunch and a drink. They should also wear clothes that can get messy. You are welcome to bring smocks if you choose.
WHAT TIME CAN I SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP?
Field trips are generally 10:00a - 1:00p, Tuesday-Friday. However, we are happy to schedule your field trip to begin between 10:00a and 2:00p.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Full three-hour field trips including hands-on art project and tour are $8.50 per student.
Hands-on art making project only (no tour): $7 per student (1.5 hours)
Staff-guided tour only (no art-making project): $2.50 per student (40 min- 1 hour)
Self-guided tour (no art-making project): FREE
HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN I BRING?
We can take a minimum of 20 students and a maximum of 65. You may schedule fewer than 20, but we ask you to make up the difference in cost.
HOW MANY CHAPERONES ARE ALLOWED/WHAT IS THE COST?
We require 1 chaperone per 8 students, but you are welcome to bring as many as you feel are needed to best assist your students.
Chaperones and teachers are free! However, please be aware that we prepare only enough supplies for the number of students scheduled. If any adults plan to participate in the hands-on project, we ask that they let us know in advance and pay the $8.00 fee.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP?
FIELD TRIP PARTNERSHIPS
We are partnering with the Frazier History Museum to offer special field trips!
Lewis and Clark Field Trip: Tour the Lewis and Clark Experience at the Frazier History Museum, and then make Kentucky flat boats at KMAC. Register here.
For each new exhibit, KMAC art educators create a new Educator Guide. These guides contain pre- and post-visit activities for those classes visiting us on field trips, as well as vocabulary, in-class activities, and more!
Can't make it to the museum? No problem! Educator Guides from KMAC are always free to all teachers. Visit back during each exhibit for a new guide. Visit our Educator Guide page to view available materials!