School Programs

The Museum of Art and Design, MDC Special Collections, and the Freedom Tower are temporarily closed for renovations. MOAD's new exhibitions will open in the fall.

School Programs

MOAD enhances students’ engagement with the arts through a variety of educational programs that foster curiosity and learning though art and ideas.

Special K–12 Programs offered in collaboration with the Miami Dade County Public Schools

Museum Education Program

The Miami Dade Public School Museum Education Program regularly provides tours for K–12 and special education classes. Tours are tailored to address the interests and developmental needs of participants. One adult chaperone for every ten students is required. MOAD cannot accommodate more than thirty-five students per tour group.

Cultural Passport Program

MOAD participates in the Cultural Passport Program offered through Miami-Dade County Public Schools. To help underserved public school populations experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board sponsors an art field trip for 120,000 to 140,000 students in every grade. The project aims to instill a love and understanding of the arts and culture in young people—and to support the long-term future of the arts. The field trip is the first visit to a museum for most of the students who attend.

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Guided Group Tours for Students

A field trip to MOAD can enrich lessons, engage student interest, and create lasting memories. Docent-guided tours are tailored to address the interests and developmental needs of participants. One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students (not to exceed a maximum of 40 students per tour group). Scheduling is subject to availability.

Tours for public-school groups are free.

Self-Directed Student Visits (Grades K–12)

Educators are welcome to lead students independently through the galleries at MOAD. Self-directed student visits are available Wednesday to Friday, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance to ensure gallery availability. There is no charge for self-directed student group visits to the museum. One adult chaperone is required for every ten students, grades K–12 (not to exceed a maximum of forty students per tour group).

Tours for public-school groups are free.

For more information or to schedule a guided tour, please contact us at moadtours@mdc.edu.

Culture Shock

MOAD takes part in the Culture Shock program run by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Culture Shock gives students, ages 13–22, the opportunity to buy two tickets for only $5 to visit museums in and around Miami. The first ticket must be used by a student, but the second ticket can be used by a person of any age. To purchase tickets, visit Culture Shock Miami.