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At the Museum



Standard School Tours

Limited funds are available to help cover transportation costs for school groups who would otherwise not be able to visit the Museum

Prior to your fieldtrip

  1. Complete the Bus Reimbursement Request Form below and obtain a written estimate from the transportation company.
  2. Submit this request and transportation estimate (email to education@phxart.org or fax to (602) 307-2001).
  3. Receive notification of approval and keep for your records.

After your fieldtrip

  1. Submit final itemized transportation invoice within 4 weeks of your fieldtrip (be sure it includes school’s information).
  2. Reimbursement will be processed within 4 weeks of receipt.

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. 

These funds are limited, and have been exhausted for the current school year. We are unable to fulfill any additional requests. 
We are re-evaluating our process for distributing these funds for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, and will make this information available to teachers by our August Educator Open House. You are encouraged to apply for bus funding early next fall, for the best chance of receiving reimbursement approval.
We hope you will still be able to bring your students to Phoenix Art Museum for their scheduled field trip. If you need to change your reservation, please contact us soon to do so.

Docent-led tours are available

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

Self-guided tours (pre-booking required)

  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 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.

Student-Directed Visit: 6th - 12th grade (Pilot Program)

Are you interested in building student knowledge through discovery, problem-solving, critical thinking and social skills? The student-directed visit may be the right tour for you! Teachers, students and chaperones generate questions, discover relationships between objects and learn how to navigate the Museum. Learn how your school can be apart of this innovative program. Contact the education department at education@phxart.org or (602) 257-4356 for additional information regarding participation requirements.


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.