2013 Summer Tours
June 18–September 22, 2013
Tuesdays–Fridays, 10:30; Tours last about 1 hour
FREE with pre-registration, up to 60 students
Across Asia Storytelling Tours (Grades K-5)
Search the galleries and listen to stories that spark imagination and bring the art to life. Choose from Animal Tales (K-3), Heroes and Sheroes (3-5) and Tricksters! (3-5).
Highlights Tours (Grades 4-12)
Museum docents lead students on a gallery tour through multiple regions of Asia, highlighting some of the great works of art in the museum's collection.
Special Exhibition Tours
In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection (June 28–September 22, 2013)
Explore the elements of art and principles of design through the examination of Japanese screens in both the special exhibition and collection galleries.
The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning (August 9–September 22, 2013)
Through close investigation of the Cyrus Cylinder and other art from Ancient Persia, students will gain an understanding of why the cylinder is considered one of the most important objects from the ancient world and so relevant today.
2013–2014 School Programs registration opens August 1, 2013. Below is a list of our programs from 2012–2013. Check back in July 2013 for revised tour descriptions.
Look Closer. Ask Questions. Experience History. Designed to support California’s History/Social Science, English/Language Arts, and Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards, school programs incorporate interactive, guided experiences in the galleries. All school tours are free of charge.
Storytellers animate the galleries with myths and folktales about gods, demons, tricksters, celebrations, and more.
Choose from a variety of guided school tours designed to support grade-level-specific content standards.
Design and lead your own tour of the museum galleries.