School Programs

MoAD offers a number of resources for both educators and students.

School Tours

A museum tour is a wonderful way to engage your classroom in discussion about art and culture, and to extend your classroom curriculum. Tours are led by experienced docents who are trained to facilitate active conversations and encourage critical thinking skills.

All school tours align with Common Core Standards in Language Arts, History/Social Sciences, or Visual and Performing Arts, and may be customized to meet your classroom or organization needs. Get tour rates and find out how to book a tour.

How to prepare for your tour

  • Please review museum rules and other guidelines on our School Tours page.
  • We require that you bring a chaperone for every 10 students. Find out how to prepare chaperones for tours.
  • Please note that MoAD is unable to offer space for lunches or snacks. Please make eating arrangements before you arrive.

Teacher Tour Preview

We invite teachers with tour reservations to preview the museum prior to a class visit. An advance visit will allow you to make connections with subjects covered in the exhibitions. Arrange for a free Educator Pass »

MoAD in the Classroom (MIC)

Make MoAD a part of your classroom this school year! MIC is our new literacy-based program for elementary-level classrooms. The MIC package includes an initial meeting with the classroom teacher, two field trips to MoAD, and two visits to the partner classroom by a MoAD Educator. In addition, MoAD will provide a curriculum packet for every student that includes a set of Nigerian children’s books and museum badges.

MIC is offered to elementary classrooms throughout the school year. The rate for this program is $375 for classrooms of 15-32 students. Contact us for more info »

Educator Workshops

MoAD offers a series of FREE Sunday afternoon workshops for teachers and educators throughout the school year. They provide an opportunity to network with and learn from like-minded professionals in the Bay Area. All workshops align with the Common Core Standards in Language Arts, Social Sciences, Visual Arts and Media.

  • Kindergarten thru 5th grade workshops use MoAD’s lobby kiosks and online resources as a primary source for learning about the contributions of persons of African descent.
  • Middle/high school workshops use MoAD’s I’ve Known Rivers online series as a starting point for integrating subjects around the African Diaspora into classroom curriculum.

Find the next workshop »