Virtual Field Trips

MIM has reimagined some of our most popular field trip and curricular activities to be accessible to students, caregivers, and educators alike so you can explore the world of music at home. Offerings include Musical Menagerie: Asia (grades K–2)Discovery Tour: Arizona Studies Yaqui (grades 3–5)Discovery Tour: Mexican Banda and Mariachi (grades 3–5), and Silk Road (grades 6–8). All lessons include hands-on activities and videos.

Bring the world of music to the classroom! MIM’s Educator Resources are meant to deepen and extend the learning that takes place on a field trip to the museum. K–12 educators can maximize their learning objectives with free supplemental materials for the classroom which include hands-on activities, lesson plans, video clips and photos, and gallery activity pages.

Use age-appropriate scavenger hunts, activity pages, and exploration prompts to learn about MIM’s collections during a field trip to the museum. Teachers and chaperones can use these printable pages to guide students through the galleries.


Early Childhood
(Pre-K–2nd Grade)

  • English Language Arts
  • Arts-Integrated Movement
  • Math and Visual Arts

Elementary School

  • Create a Global Classroom
  • STEM: How Science Brings Music to Life

Middle and High School

  • Create a Global Classroom
  • STEM: How Science Brings Music to Life

Activity Sheets for Field Trips

Group leaders are encouraged to design and lead their own fun activities for students in the galleries. Below are two suggestions: BINGO in the galleries and a Framing Activity. Both support AZ K–12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies.

Cross-Curricular Focus: Framing
Focus on English Language Arts: BINGO


For Classroom Teachers, Music and Homeschool Educators, and Curriculum Specialists

MIM offers free professional development sessions for prekindergarten through high school classroom teachers, arts and homeschool educators, and curriculum specialists. Space is limited. Click here to register and ensure receipt of a resource packet and a certificate for tracking professional development hours. On the day of each session, teachers receive free admission to the museum to explore and continue developing lesson plan ideas.