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Sunken Cities School Group Tours Extended Hours

Visit Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds during early morning hours designated especially for schools. Student groups are invited to attend the exhibition prior to public hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays April 3-26, May 1-31, and September 4-6, 2018. These early morning tours will begin at 9:00, 9:15, 9:30 and 9:45 am. Group reservations are required a minimum of four weeks in advance for docent-led or self-guided exhibition tours. School group ticket prices are $1 per student, with one complimentary adult admission for a chaperone per every ten students. To qualify for educational pricing, groups must consist of at least 10 students.

While schools are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these exclusive early morning access hours, docent- or self-guided visits may also be requested between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm using the online tour request form.

Arts in the Basic Curriculum (ABC) Program - GRADES 4-5

Investigate the Museum's collection through this exciting multi-visit program that engages students in close observation, critical thinking, and creative responses to artwork across cultures and time periods.
Applications available in April for the forthcoming school year.

5th Grade Explorers – GRADE 5 (SLPS)

St. Louis Public School District 5th graders are invited to participate in a special single-visit, 90-minute gallery experience. Students will receive a sketchbook and pencil to engage in writing and drawing activities during this visit, exploring various regions, time periods, and media.
Register through our Group Visit Request Form.

The STEAM Project – GRADES 6-8

Encourage cross-curricular inquiry with middle school students through The STEAM Project. This two-hour program connects the Museum’s collection areas to the STEM fields and culminates in a hands-on project involving science, technology, engineering, and/ or mathematics. Registration to begin Fall 2018.

A World of Difference: Concepts of Beauty and Bias – GRADES 6-12

Empower students with tools to identify, understand, and counteract negative bias in real world situations using works of art. Offered in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute, this program investigates issues of cultural, social, and economic bias. More information can be found here. Ongoing registration; inquire about availability at

Exploring with the Artist - GRADES 9-12

Introduce your students to a real world experience. Each year, a nationally renowned contemporary artist is selected to spend a day with students thinking about and creating art. This program is an extraordinary opportunity for students to think critically about both theory and practice in contemporary art.

High School Art Project - GRADES 9-12

Examine focused areas in the collection and work directly with a local artist or educator on a collaborative, hands-on art project. They have the opportunity to learn through discussion of celebrated works in the Museum and through practical application of the creative process.
Applications available: mid-fall annually.