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Docent Tours

Academically enriching and great fun, docent-led tours enable K–12 students to understand art, history, culture, geography, and much more. Tours may also focus on a particular culture such as monuments of China, ceramics in Korea, or American history. Alternatively they may be thematic and address units like neighbors and communities, shapes and colors, friends and family. Explore our new menu of curricular offerings for tours that integrate classroom and gallery learning.

UMMA’s creative and experienced docents will always work with teachers to tailor tours to make them appropriate to the individual classroom curriculum. A docent will contact the classroom teacher to discuss the theme, content, and logistics of the tour.  Docent tours develop observation skills and visual literacy, confidence and critical thinking.

 

Scheduling and Logistics
UMMA Docent tours are always free. Tours for school groups are available by request at least three weeks in advance. The Museum can accommodate up to sixty students in one visit.

To schedule a tour or visit please click here: Submit a Request.

Subsidies to defray school bus charges are available. Please see Bus Parking and Reimbursement.

If you have questions, please contact us at umma-tours@umich.edu.

UMMA's docent-guided tours are made possible by the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, the Dr. Albert Bennett UMMA Education Fund, and other generous donors.