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Let's Go On a Field Trip!

Just say the words "We're going on a field trip"and something magical happens in your classroom! Students are buzzing about the upcoming experience, the energy in palpable, and classroom discussions deepen.

For more than ten years we have been providing hundreds of thousands of students from Title I schools access to live dance, music, theater, and museums in Phoenix and Tucson. Arts education can take students beyond the standard classroom environment through active and engaged learning practices and is an essential component of a well-rounded education.

We Bring the Magic

We want to make educational arts field trips a fun and easy process for teachers. Act One has been working to plan in-person field trip opportunities for students. The 2022-2023 season is in process. Check back soon for offerings.  Registration opens on Monday August 29, 2022.

To qualify for the Act One field trip program, a school must fit the following criteria:

✔️ Designated as Title I with at least 40% of students on free and reduced-price lunch

✔️ Located in Arizona within busing distance of the field trip location (75 miles or less)

✔️ Be a public/charter school that serves students in grades PreK-12

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 some of our trips have been sized down for the safety of our school and art partners. We will do our best to accommodate all interested classes.  If we are unable to give you an in-person field trip this school year, we will work with you to find other experiences for your class such as our Virtual Reality Arts Immersion program or a virtual offering!

For questions/concerns please email: fieldtrips@act1az.org  We will respond to your inquiry within two business days.  If you prefer a phone call, please let us know the best day and time to reach you.

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Tucson

Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson 265 S Church Ave., Tucson, AZ

Students will explore the museum on a guided tour. The current exhibitions offer a wide variety of artistic mediums and subject matter that will intrigue students. They will then have an opportunity to do a hands-on art making activity inspired…

Nature in Your Neighborhood

Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center 3131 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

GUIDED NATURE/BIRD WALK Students will learn about bird identification, scientific observation, and binoculars with a guided nature walk around the habitat. MAMMALS OF ARIZONA Students will observe and inspect mammal pelts, learn about habitat conservation, and discuss the importance of…

Meet the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

Fox Theatre 17 W Congress St, Tucson, Arizona

The Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ is a mind-blowing instrument that once played in the Fox Theatre in the 1930s-1940s!  Its thousands of pipes and other instruments enabled one musician to provide all the music and sound effects for a silent…

An Introduction to the American West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona

Students will learn how the natural resources, wildlife and diverse civilizations of the American West came together to shape livelihoods such as ranching, influence art and culture, and create opportunity for a growing nation. This overview of the early events…

Discovery Tour-Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona

Musical instruments aren’t just for song and dance—they can tell us stories of musical journeys across the globe throughout human history. As students explore MIM’s five major Geographic Galleries, objects on display reveal their histories as well as the daily…

Illuminate-Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, Arizona

Explore how contemporary artists use elements of color, light and shadow to convey stories, construct landscapes, empower viewers, and create spaces to dream. During this interactive school program, students will engage with painting and collage by artists of the African…

An Introduction to the American West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona

Students will learn how the natural resources, wildlife and diverse civilizations of the American West came together to shape livelihoods such as ranching, influence art and culture, and create opportunity for a growing nation. This overview of the early events…

Phoenix Art Museum Tour

Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

School visits to Phoenix Art Museum introduce students of all ages to art from around the world and help them to develop critical- and creative-thinking skills through close looking and reflection. Our tours are aligned with Arizona Department of Education…

Musical Managerie-Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona

Students find their musical ‘wild’ side! Together, they’ll discover objects in the galleries decorated like animals or made from animal materials, like a bumpy crocodile zither, a flamboyant red lion costume, or a rattle-snake snare drum. Students get creative and…

Illuminate-Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, Arizona

Explore how contemporary artists use elements of color, light and shadow to convey stories, construct landscapes, empower viewers, and create spaces to dream. During this interactive school program, students will engage with painting and collage by artists of the African…

An Introduction to the American West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona

Students will learn how the natural resources, wildlife and diverse civilizations of the American West came together to shape livelihoods such as ranching, influence art and culture, and create opportunity for a growing nation. This overview of the early events…

Illuminate-Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, Arizona

Explore how contemporary artists use elements of color, light and shadow to convey stories, construct landscapes, empower viewers, and create spaces to dream. During this interactive school program, students will engage with painting and collage by artists of the African…

An Introduction to the American West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona

Students will learn how the natural resources, wildlife and diverse civilizations of the American West came together to shape livelihoods such as ranching, influence art and culture, and create opportunity for a growing nation. This overview of the early events…

A Thousand and One Pirates

Chandler Gilbert Commuity College Amphitheatre 2626 East Pecos Rd, Chandler, AZ

A Thousand and One Pirates is a fun, interactive show of hijinks on the high seas and a swashbuckling spin on classic stories. Faced with walking the plank, a stowaway must speak quickly to prove worth. Will the pirates aboard…

An Introduction to the American West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona

Students will learn how the natural resources, wildlife and diverse civilizations of the American West came together to shape livelihoods such as ranching, influence art and culture, and create opportunity for a growing nation. This overview of the early events…

A Thousand and One Pirates

Chandler Gilbert Commuity College Amphitheatre 2626 East Pecos Rd, Chandler, AZ

A Thousand and One Pirates is a fun, interactive show of hijinks on the high seas and a swashbuckling spin on classic stories. Faced with walking the plank, a stowaway must speak quickly to prove worth. Will the pirates aboard…

A Thousand and One Pirates

Chandler Gilbert Commuity College Amphitheatre 2626 East Pecos Rd, Chandler, AZ

A Thousand and One Pirates is a fun, interactive show of hijinks on the high seas and a swashbuckling spin on classic stories. Faced with walking the plank, a stowaway must speak quickly to prove worth. Will the pirates aboard…

The Fir Tree

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts 10580 N 83rd Dr, Peoria, AZ

This literary fairy tale is about a fir tree so anxious to grow up, so anxious for greater things, that he cannot appreciate living in the moment. This fun story shares a lesson about appreciating what we have in the…

Illuminate-Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, Arizona

Explore how contemporary artists use elements of color, light and shadow to convey stories, construct landscapes, empower viewers, and create spaces to dream. During this interactive school program, students will engage with painting and collage by artists of the African…

An Introduction to the American West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona

Students will learn how the natural resources, wildlife and diverse civilizations of the American West came together to shape livelihoods such as ranching, influence art and culture, and create opportunity for a growing nation. This overview of the early events…

What You Need to Know

Field Trip Process

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Resources for Teachers

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