Spark students’ imaginations, encourage wonder and discovery

Our visitor's safety is our top priority. In an effort to adhere to current safety protocols we are currently not welcoming any groups of 10 or more to the museum. You are more than welcome to apply for a future visit but please be aware that the changing nature of the pandemic could affect your requested visit criteria. Please email any questions regarding this to We are sorry for this inconvenience and cannot wait to welcome you and your group in the future.

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 >