Spark students’ imaginations, encourage wonder and discovery

DIA field trips provide students with lessons of history and culture that can’t be found on TV or the internet. 

Field trips are designed for preK – 12 classroom or homeschool groups, summer and recreational camps and community organizations.

FREE admission and FREE transportation are available for schools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, provided by the DIA. A discounted admission fee of $5 is provided for students outside the tri-county area.

We offer two types of field trips: guided gallery experiences led by DIA teachers or classroom teacher-led field trips.

Choose the Learning Experience

Guided Gallery Experiences (Grades PreK - 12)

DIA Gallery Teachers use inquiry-based and student-centered teaching strategies to facilitate learning in the museum. A Gallery Teacher will work with you to design activities that engage your students and support your curriculum goals. Apply now >

Classroom Teacher-Led Visits (Grades PreK - 12)

When you lead your students in the museum, the DIA is an extension of your classroom. We provide helpful online teaching resources, including graphic organizers tied to various curriculum areas, lesson plans, and writing prompts. Apply now >

Detroit Film Theatre Enrichment | The Diary of Anne Frank (Grades PreK - 12)

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET) invite you and your students to join us for a free live professional theater performance of The Diary of Anne Frank (by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman). A discussion with actors follows the play which meets core curriculum requirements for 5th and 7th grade English and Social Studies. Study guide available. Limited seating!  Apply now >