Field Journaling at Spalding House

Registration begins August 1

Grades: PreK-12
Location: Spalding House
Days: Tuesday—Friday
Tour length: 2 hours
Times: 10am—12pm
Group Size: 60 maximum
Fee: FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups

Tour Description

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

Continue 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii’s Common Core and State Standards. For your grade level’s specific standards, contact our Teacher Liaison, Justin Davies, at