Spark students' imaginations, encourage wonder and discovery, invite comparisons and connections, and challenge students to step outside the familiar to experience a diversity of cultures and perspectives.
The Detroit Institute of Arts offers field trips for PreK – 12 classroom groups, homeschool groups, summer and recreational camps, as well as community organizations. For groups in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, we provide free field trip admission and complimentary bus transportation as a benefit of the tri-county millage.
Spots for our popular DIA Gallery Guided Tours are filled through June 15, 2018, but teacher-led tours are still available. Note that the upcoming Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume exhibit is teacher-led only. We are taking reservations for teacher-led tours and our Summer Escapes guided tours (June 15 – Labor Day), and as soon as your school calendar is available, you can book your fall tour. They fill quickly!
PreK - 12 Classroom Groups
Summer and Recreational Camps
Guided Gallery Experiences (Grade PreK - 12)
DIA Gallery Teachers use inquiry-based and student-centered teaching strategies to facilitate learning. All guided field trips explore art to build skills in creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and active collaborative learning.
Three to four weeks before your visit, a Gallery Teacher will contact you to discuss ideas and activities for engaging students and provide you with more information.
Teacher-Led Visit (Grades PreK - 12)
Make the DIA an extension of your classroom. A teacher-led field trip allows you to tailor your experience and work directly with your students in the museum.
We provide helpful online teaching resources, including graphic organizers tied to various curriculum areas, lesson plans, and writing prompts.