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By stimulating critical thinking and creativity, Phoenix Art Museum can help you meet Arizona Curriculum Standards in many content areas.

At the Museum



Standard School Tours

Docent-led tours are available

  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. (North Wing OR South Wing)
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Self-guided tours (pre-booking required)

  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Program Options

Click on the titles below to review program descriptions and grade recommendations. If you need any further assistance please call the Education Department at (602) 257-4356.

NOTE: Bus Reimbursement Requests

Thank you for your inquiry about bus reimbursement. Phoenix Art Museum is proud to be one of the only field trip destinations in Phoenix to offer transportation assistance. This program is funded through generous donations from donors, and intended to help those schools who otherwise would be unable to have students visit the museum. 

Information about the transportation grant process and online applications for grants for school year 2015-2016 are available here:

The Museum collects are in seven major areas. If you have a specific interest in an artist or period, please check in advance to see if the Museum has that material. Visit our online gallery to view our collection. Please contact us with any questions: (602) 257-4356 or education@phxart.org

North Wing Galleries

Includes Asian, Ulman Center for the Art of Philip C. Curtis, European, Spanish Colonial, American, Western American.

South Wing Galleries

Includes Modern, Contemporary, Fashion Design, Photography.

Temporary Exhibitions

The Museum presents temporary exhibitions on a variety of art forms and styles. Be sure to check exhibition dates prior to booking. Visit our Exhibitions page to view current and past exhibits.

Sculpture Garden

The Museum’s sculpture garden is an excellent place to view outdoor sculpture or have lunch. Learn more about the use of the sculpture garden with your students.

At Your School

Are your students prepared?


Museum ambassadors can visit your K-12 classroom prior to their museum visit, so they know what is expected of them when they arrive and how to make the most of their visit to Phoenix Art Museum. Prepared students have realistic expectations as to what they will see and do during their visit, and will be introduced to key concepts and vocabulary terms that they are likely to encounter. 

Sessions are available on a limited basis, and can be scheduled for the week prior to your field trip. 

  • Sessions are FREE! but available on a space available basis
  • Presentations last 45-55 minutes, but can be modified to accommodate your class periods.
  • Classrooms need to have a screen or blank white wall in a room that can be darkened for a PowerPoint presentation.

For more information, email education@phxart.org.