Field Journaling at Spalding House (PreK-12th Grade)

Registration begins December 3 at 9am

Location: Spalding House
Days/Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-12pm
Group Size: 60 students maximum per tour
Fee: FREE (including transportation if needed)
Grades: PreK through 12


On this art-making tour, students will explore the flora and fauna of the Spalding House gardens, capturing their observations of this microcosm in their very own field journal. Through a variety of artistic media, and inquiry-based activities, students will learn to slow down, to notice, to connect with the natural world, and to utilize visual approaches to synthesizing new learning.

Borrow Art

Extend your museum experience back in the classroom with artifacts from the Lending Collection! Pre-packaged boxes of objects are available for some tours, or hand-pick objects from the collection for any tour. The Lending Collection is a free resource for Hawai'i educators. Contact Dawn Sueoka at to visit the collection or to reserve a pre-packaged box.

Connecting to Standards

All of our school tours are aligned with Hawai‘i’s Common Core and State Standards. View grade level specific standards that may be addressed on the Field Journaling at Spalding House See Art Make Art field trip here.

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