Guided school tours

Schedule your students for a fun and academically focused experience at the museum! For the 2017-2018 school year, sign-ups will begin July 1, 2017.

HoMA SELECT: Natural Selection at Spalding House: Take a brand new tour through HoMA SELECT, an exhibition featuring the very best from the museum's permanent collection. Students can venture into the galleries to investigate relationships between art, science, curiosity, and inspiration—Nov 3, 2016 through June 25, 2017.

All SEE ART tours are FREE!

Docent-guided school tours provide students of all ages—pre-school, elementary, and high school—opportunities to make meaningful connections with art. Students engage in cross-cultural experiences through careful observation, discussions, sketching, writing, art-making, and hands-on activities with objects. School tours run 1.5, 2 or 3 hours, starting at 9, 10 + 10:30am at the Honolulu Museum of Art and/or Spalding House. Click on the tour titles pictured below to learn more.

All SEE ART MAKE ART tours are FREE!

Several tours include FREE art-making projects as part of the tour in the galleries. For an extensive art lesson following the SEE ART tour, you may book an additional 1.5-hour art-making lesson led by professional artists. Click on the following tour titles pictured below to learn more: Animals in Art, Asian Masterpieces, European and American Masterpieces, Math through Art, Science through Art, Symbols of Identity and our science tour at Spalding House—HoMA Select: Natural Selection. Thanks to generous contributions from our supporters, busing transportation for SEE ART MAKE ART tours is FREE for qualifying school groups. 

​Help your students prepare for the tour in two ways: Have an interactive discussion about museum etiquette.
​Practice looking at art. Click here for more information.​