School Tours

“The docents went far beyond expectations, planning activities and asking questions that challenged and inspired my students!”

Students in grades kindergarten through twelve are invited to visit MMoCA through a guided tour. MMoCA's docents focus on engaging students with works of art through an interactive process of observation, analysis, and interpretation. All guided tours meet Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for visual art. Tours may also be tailored to address social studies or language arts standards as well as teachers' specific learning goals.

Teachers my schedule a guided tour for groups of 10 to 60 students by contacting the education department at 608.257.0158 x 227 or completing an online tour request. Please allow three weeks advance notice for guided tours.

School tours are available Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Guided Tour Request Form »

Pre-tour information

Answers to frequently asked questions about school tours, including pre-visit planning, cost, bus parking, tour logistics, and lunch options. Download School Tour FAQs and information on parking, chaperoning, and demographic reporting.


The museum's School Tour Program provides art teachers with bus transportation and substitute teacher subsidies to enable them to introduce their students to original works of modern and contemporary art. School Tour funds are limited and are dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis; preference is given to urban and rural schools with limited funds and to schools that serve students who are economically disadvantaged. Download the Tour Reimbursement Fact Sheet.

The School Tour Program is generously supported by The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times.


Teaching pages provide analysis of a selection of works of art on view at the museum, biographical information on featured artists, discussion questions, and links to additional resources. Effective as an introduction to a museum visit, the pages also are valuable as an ongoing classroom resource.