MU logo University of Missouri   sitemap | map | parking | directions | contact the museum
Home | Events | Museum Info | Calendar | Education | Exhibitions | Collections | Support
Home | Classes and Tours | K-12 Programs

K-12 Programs: Teachers & Students

student and docentMake the museum your classroom by scheduling a school tour at the Museum of Art and Archaeology! Reservations are required. Please plan ahead. Docent-led tours must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. Call the Museum to reserve your tour: 573-882-3591.

The Museum provides tours for all audiences from pre-schoolers to adults. We tailor tours to the needs of each audience. Questions? Please contact the Tour Coordinator (573-882-3591; email) or the Museum Educator (573-882-5076; email).

Tell us about your visit at the Museum's blog Musings >>

Lessons Plans

(all in Word)

Connecting with Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition (Jan. 30 - May 16, 2010)

Please note that these are working documents and are subject to revision.

Partners in Education / Junior Docent Program

PIE logoThe Museum of Art & Archaeology joined the Columbia Public School District's Partners in Education (PIE) program by partnering with Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School. PIE brings schools, businesses, and the community together to share resources, strengthen school programs and enhance economic growth [sic]. Our PIE mission statement reads:

"Through sharing resources, Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School and the MU Museum of Art & Archaeology will enhance the study of art for students and foster a lifelong appreciation of art and museums."

Students from Lee School are frequent visitors to the Museum, and this program makes the relationship official.

Junior Docent Program
Part of the relationship with Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School is the Junior Docent program, in which fifth-grade students learn about a specific object by a series of visits and research. The Junior Docents present their object at an evening event to which parents, siblings and school personnel are invited. In 2007, seventh-graders from Columbia Independent School joined the Junior Docent program and completed their second year in 2008. Students enjoy their connection to one piece of art and learn interpretative skills in the process.

Classes and Tours
Audio Tours
Adult Programs
Community Outreach
K-12 Programs
  Partners in Education
Kids and Parents
Pre-School Programs
University Programs
Art Education News


- Scheduling Docent-Led Tours
- Group Size Policy
- Scheduling Self-Led Tours
- Online Exhibitions

- Missouri Art, Artists & Artifacts: A Fourth Grade Social Studies Curricular Tour (Word)   
- Learning to Look Guide (pdf)
- Discussing sensitive subjects with children (Word)
- Addressing nudity in art (Word)
- Pre-Visit Activities (Word) (pdf)
- Post-Visit Activities (Word) (pdf)

Slide Shows

Event Photos
Digging It! Photo Gallery
(opens new window)
Lion King Photo Gallery
(opens new window)

Thank You Notes
Thank you notes to the Museum
(opens new window)
Thank you notes to Betty Brown
(opens new window)

© 2014 — Curators of the University of Missouri. All rights reserved. DMCA and other copyright information. An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.

Museum of Art and Archaeology | College of Arts and Science | University of Missouri
1 Pickard Hall | Columbia, MO 65211-1420 | phone: 573-882-3591 | fax: 573-884-4039 | Email the museum
AAM logoaccredited by the American Association of Museums


The Museum is currently closed and moving to Mizzou North. Please continue to check our website for updates and the openings of galleries.