Make the museum your classroom with a free visit to the MFAH. Looking at, thinking about, and sharing ideas about art support the personal growth of each student and reinforce important cognitive skills that are necessary for success in all subject areas. The MFAH offers different types of visits to meet the needs of your students; select the option that best fits your class and visit the MFAH.
Take an inside look at the MFAH school tour program. Guided tours are offered September through May, and self-guided visits are available all year long.
The Kinder Foundation Education Center (KFEC) is the MFAH education department’s hub for all interpretive resources and materials and serves as the main source of information on the museum’s collection for the public.
Professional Development at the MFAH is inspiration to bring the world of art to the classroom. Programs offer innovative methods to connect art at the MFAH with teaching and learning. Choose a variety of curriculum-relevant experiences including evenings at the museum, day-long workshops for small groups, or larger conferences that are all designed for you to think about teaching practice, meet with colleagues, and share ideas for teaching with art.
Preparing your students for their museum visit, being active in designing the visit, and reflecting back on the visit in the classroom maximize the museum experience for students' learning.