School Tours

Give your students an artful experience. Bring your class to Mia!

For tour ideas of the museum’s permanent collection, view a selection of tour topics. School groups may also take tours of special exhibitions FREE of admission charges. Reservations are required for all school groups. Tour times fill up quickly, so please plan in advance.

Whether your tour is guided or self guided please place an online request to assure availability for your group.

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Group Guidelines and Responsibilities Guided Tours for Schools

Group Guidelines and Responsiblities Self Guided Visits for Schools

Download the Social Narrative for guided school groups here.  This will help prepare your children for the visit and will cover important things to remember, such as Mia rules.

Activities and scavenger hunts for self-guided groups

Learn more about Preschool Tours.

We look forward to seeing you and your students at Mia!


EDUCATION SUPPORTERS:   Ameriprise Financial logo    Friends of the Institute Logo

Friends Transportation Fund

The Friends Transportation Fund is funded by both a Friends Transportation Endowment Fund and the continued support of the Friends of the Institute through their Buy-A-Bus Program.These funds combined, cover the costs for approximately 5,000 children each year to visit the museum for educational tours. To apply:

Questions? Contact Friends of the Institute for more information at (612) 870-3045 or