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Pre-K-12 Learning

As a teaching museum, we are committed to providing educational services for school children and helping educators implement innovative approaches to teaching and learning through art.

Elementary students

Gallery Tours

The Haggerty is open to the public, and free guided and self-guided gallery tours are available for groups of more than 10 people. Guided tours for elementary, middle, and high school students are available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tours require a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 65. For PreK-3rd grade groups one chaperone is required for every 5 students, for 4th-12th grade one chaperone is required for every 10 students. Self-guided tours, where you explore the galleries on your own, are also available. All tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. 

To request a self-guided tour, please visit: 

To request a guided tour, please visit:

More information about directions, parking, and lunch options can be viewed here.

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Art Across the Curriculum

Water Across the Curriculum


Water Across the Curriculum (WAC) program is designed to both offer educators a menu of enrichment options, and to train university students studying education to integrate the visual arts into their classroom curricula. To get the most from this program we encourage

you to combine the WAC resource guide, 2-3 classroom visits that feature inquiry-based discussions and hands-on activities, a tour for your students at the Haggerty Museum of Art, and take-home activities for your students to share their learning with their families.

Please note that schools are responsible for coordinating bus travel, but may seek reimbursement from the museum following their visit.

For more information, or to enroll your school, please start with an email to Christine Fleming,

This year we are featuring 4 redesigned WAC topics:

What is Water (PreK–5th grade)
Themes explored: Defining water, states of water, personal reflection + art

The Water Cycle (PreK–5th grade)
Themes explored: Evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, groundwater and underground aquifers + art

Water and Pollution (PreK–12th grade)
Themes explored: Sources of water pollution for the Great Lakes + art

Water Properties (6th grade –12th grade)
Themes explored: Water as molecules, three different states of water, water terms such as: surface tension, water pressure, cohesion + art

The WAC resource guide will be available September 2019.

WAC Family Learning Activities:

In English: Water Cycle | Water and the Ecosystem | Water Pollution

In Spanish: Water Cycle | Water and the Ecosystem | Water Pollution

For Kids and Families

Interactive gallery guides for children are often created in conjunction with major exhibitions and available for museum visitors.

Past gallery guides:
Fall 2012 | Fall 2013 | Spring 2013 | Spring 2014 | Spring 2015 | Fall 2017



  • Monday – Saturday:
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    Noon to 5 p.m.