Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N Central Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85004


Schools can choose from two tour options during the 2018-19 school year. Tours are held Tuesday through Friday. Tours have a 1:10 chaperone to student ratio. See below for descriptions.

Tour Option #1: Critical Eye Tour

This inquiry-based tour encourages student participation. Exploring the Museum in small groups, students will learn to describe, analyze and interpret works of art by practicing critical thinking skills and visual literacy skills. Students will develop greater cultural literary and gain a richer appreciation of art through comprehension of its relationship to the place, time, and culture in which it was made. Skills developed in the process of looking at art translate to disciplines across the curriculum.

Availability: Tours are held September ’18 – May ’19
Max. Group Size: 150
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 11:00 am

Tour Option #2: Critical Eye Tour + Access to Special Exhibit Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire 

Students will participate in the Critical Eye Tour as well as tour the special exhibit Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire. This exhibit will provide a comprehensive insight into the art, everyday life, and religion of Teotihuacan, and its influence on other regions of Mexico. The exhibition will explore the archaeological history of the city through sculptures, friezes and murals; domestic objects including vessels and figures, stone carvings, masks, statues of gods and representations of animals; and extraordinary objects crafted out of precious materials including jade, obsidian, greenstone, and onyx.

Availability: Tours are held October 9, 2018 – January 25, 2019
Max. Group Size: 150
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am

Additional Information

Lunch Options: Groups are welcome to eat in the outdoor courtyard with prior arrangements.

Phoenix Art Museum School Touring Guide

Parking: Buses will drop students off on Central Avenue. A docent will be waiting for your group. Do not enter through the main entrance of museum.

Phoenix Art Museum Tour