K-12 Field Trips

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Complement your classroom learning and enhance your curriculum with a customized visit to The William Benton Museum of Art. We welcome student groups to explore the collections and special exhibitions. To plan your visit or schedule a field trip please contact Mollie Sixsmith, Curator of Education, at 860-486-1711 or via email mollie.sixsmith@uconn.edu .

Field Trip Program (for groups of 10 or more)

The two-hour field trip program includes:

  • 45-minute guided tours
  • 45-minute hands-on writing or art activity
  • 30-minutes for lunch onsite

All tours feature student-centered discussion to encourage meaningful conversations about art and promote critical thinking, visual literacy, and communication skills. Visits may be customized to meet your learning goals or curriculum standards.


Field Trip Options

Learning To Look (ideal for K-3 audiences)
Guided tour of exhibitions of your choice, followed by an art-related story in the gallery and a hands-on drawing project.

Exploring the Senses in Art (ideal for grades 4-12)
Guided tour of exhibitions of your choice, followed by an individual or team gallery writing project which explores the five senses in art.

Paintings and Palettes (ideal for K-12 audiences)
Guided tour of exhibitions of your choice, followed by a hands-on painting project using acrylic paint and canvas board. Weather permitting, the painting project may be completed outdoors in the sculpture garden.


Field Trip Pricing
$5 per student for the two-hour experience. One adult chaperone is admitted for free with every ten students; additional adults are $5 each. To ensure this special group pricing, one payment must be made on behalf of the entire group. The field trip balance is payable in full the day of the visit.

Group Arrival
Buses may drop off passengers in the parking area adjacent to the Museum entrance and then proceed to an approved parking location (map will be provided). If your group is running more than 15 minutes late, please call the Museum as soon as possible at 860-486-1711; programs may need to be modified for late arrivals.

Lunch Options
Groups are welcome to bring their own lunches and dining space is available in the Museum lobby or in one of the many outdoor areas. In addition, there are several dining options and areas available in the UConn Student Union, a five-minute walk from the Museum.