The DIA is proud to offer two exciting new learning opportunities for the classroom until we can welcome groups back into the museum.
Choose the Delivered Experience
DIA Delivered K12
DIA Delivered K12 is a program for K12 teachers and students that brings toolboxes filled with a variety of items to your classroom, providing students with opportunities for close-looking and exploration. Designed to create a window into the DIA’s world-renown collection from afar, each toolbox offers a variety of curriculum-based activities, connecting your students to some of our favorite works of art! Learn more >
Virtual Field Trips (Grades PreK - 12)
Make the DIA a part of your school year! Engage students with works of art from the DIA collection through inquiry-based conversations led by a museum Gallery Teacher. These programs can be hosted through our virtual meeting platform (Microsoft Teams), or through the preferred platform of the school and shared with students in a classroom, or on their personal devices at home. Apply now >
Both programs are free for schools within Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
In-Person Field Trips
Our visitor's safety is our top priority. In an effort to adhere to current safety protocols we are currently not welcoming any groups of 10 or more to the museum. You are more than welcome to apply for a future visit but please be aware that the changing nature of the pandemic could affect your requested visit criteria. Please email any questions regarding this to email@example.com. We are sorry for this inconvenience and cannot wait to welcome you and your group in the future.
FREE admission and FREE transportation are available for schools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, provided by the DIA. A discounted admission fee of $5 is provided for students outside the tri-county area.
We offer two types of field trips: guided gallery experiences led by DIA teachers or classroom teacher-led field trips.
Choose the Learning Experience
Guided Gallery Experiences (Grades PreK - 12)
DIA Gallery Teachers use inquiry-based and student-centered teaching strategies to facilitate learning in the museum. A Gallery Teacher will work with you to design activities that engage your students and support your curriculum goals. Apply now >
Classroom Teacher-Led Visits (Grades PreK - 12)
When you lead your students in the museum, the DIA is an extension of your classroom. We provide helpful online teaching resources, including graphic organizers tied to various curriculum areas, lesson plans, and writing prompts. Apply now >