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The Fowler Museum at UCLA invites K-12 students to experience the power of global arts and cultures during guided and self-guided tours coordinated by the Education Department.
Due to the popularity of the tour program, online reservations for both guided and self-guided tours are required at least two weeks in advance. All visits are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are committed to removing financial barriers by offering all K-12 schools free admission; no fees are associated with guided or self-guided tours. The Fowler Museum is unable to accept unsolicited applications for bus scholarships.
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Guided Tours for K-12 School Groups
In small groups led by trained Student Educators, K-12 students are invited to explore global arts through collaborative investigation, engaging conversation, and thoughtfully planned activities. The Student Educator team is comprised of current UCLA students from diverse academic backgrounds who bring unique perspectives to the artwork on view.
A typical guided tour will include time in both the galleries and the Fowler’s studio. In the galleries, students will closely examine three to five works of art through group discussions, group activities, and choice-based learning opportunities. Students are highly encouraged to think deeply and share freely during their visit, drawing connections between art, their lives, and the world around them so they can become more critically engaged citizens. In the studio, students will create their own masterpieces inspired by an artwork on view. Fowler educators will select the artwork included in the tour; if you have specific pieces you would like to be included, please register for a self-guided tour.
All tours are exhibition-based; no prior knowledge of art or art making is necessary.
Due to the intimate scale of the Fowler’s galleries, each guided visit accommodates a maximum of 50 students. Classes with more than 25 students are divided into smaller groups. One adult chaperone per 10 students is required. Each guided tour is scheduled for 90 minutes, unless otherwise noted.
Ready to lead your own tours of the Fowler Museum? During self-guided tours, groups are welcome to explore any of the museum’s current exhibitions.
Self-guided tours for school groups are available Wednesday through Friday, when the Museum is open to the general public. Each self-guided visit accommodates a maximum of 35 students. Schools who wish to bring groups larger than the maximum may request multiple self-guided visits in the same day, contingent on space availability. One adult chaperone per ten students is required.
Click below to access PDFs of our in-gallery guides. Limited copies are also available at the front desk.
Parking Instructions for School Buses
For groups visiting the Fowler via a school bus, free bus parking is available near the Museum. Follow the directions below to reach this designated bus zone:
- Enter campus from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza
- Take the first right onto Charles Young Drive
- Park along the right side of the street, across from the athletic fields