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School Visits

The Fowler Museum at UCLA provides gallery lessons for K-12 students that address different learning styles through collaborative investigation, engaging conversation, and thoughtfully planned activities. All school visits are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are committed to removing financial barriers for schools by offering all K-12 schools free admission and free guided visits.

If you have any questions relating to 2017-2018 school tours, please email the Education Department.

Guided Tours

 

Guided tours invite students to create connections between artworks, their lives, and the world around them. Students are encouraged to use evidential reasoning to construct interpretations about artworks and develop important cognitive skills that are necessary for 21st-century success.

Each guided tour is led by a trained gallery educator who facilitates students’ cross-curricular connections while developing skills for looking at and thinking deeply about works of art. Students will develop visual literacy and critical thinking skills as they explore our world’s cultural and artistic traditions. In order to foster student discussion, gallery educators utilize dynamic questioning strategies, small-group interactions, peer teaching, and object-centered approaches. All tours are exhibition-based and meet Common Core Standards.

Guided visits require advance registration and must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. Before scheduling your guided tour, please read the following guidelines:

  • Guided tours are available for the 2017-2018 school year beginning on October 17.
  • Guided tours are offered Tuesday – Friday at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM.
  • Guided visits last 90 minutes and include a 45-minute tour of a current exhibition and a 45-minute guided, age-appropriate art-making activity in the Fowler Museum’s Studio.
  • A minimum of 15 students is required to book a guided tour.
  • The maximum number of students for a guided tour is 50. Schools who wish to bring groups larger than the maximum may request multiple guided visits in the same day, contingent on educator and space availability. If you bring more than 50 students per tour, the additional students will be required to explore the campus’s gardens with a chaperone.
  • One adult chaperone per ten students is required.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are perfect for K-12 educators who wish to lead their own tours of the Fowler Museum. Groups are welcome to explore any of the Museum’s current exhibitions.

Self-guided visits require advance registration and must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. While planning your self-guided tour, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Self-guided visits are available year-round, Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5:00 PM.
  • Each visit lasts 60 minutes; groups may schedule additional time, if available.
  • The maximum number of students for a self-guided visit is 35. Schools who wish to bring groups larger than the maximum may request multiple self-guided visits in the same day, contingent on space availability.
  • One adult chaperone per ten students is required.

Parking Instructions for School Buses

For groups visiting the Fowler via a school bus, free bus parking is available near the Museum.  Follow the directions below to reach this designated bus zone:

  • Enter campus from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza
  • Take the first right onto Charles Young Drive
  • Park along the right side of the street, across from the athletic fields
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