School and Teacher Programs

Our school and teacher programs use the resources of the museum to support student learning. Through tours, workshops, educational materials and special programs we engage students and teachers in learning through real objects. We design our programs around building key skills of thinking critically and creativity and communicating effectively. In addition, our range of exhibitions assists students with understanding their world and exposes them to the rich diversity existing in their community.

Consider us your partner in the education our community’s youth. Review the following program options to decide what will work best for you and your students. Do not hesitate to contact us at 505.243.7255 or with suggestions or questions.

School Tours

We offer tours of our traveling and permanent collection exhibitions, our sculpture garden, and Casa San Ysidro, a historic home in Corrales. Museum tours are led by education volunteers (docents) who devote many hours of study and preparation toward making your visit an enjoyable learning experience. It is important that the tour meets your educational objectives. A docent will contact you before the tour to discuss the details so that it can be adapted to the needs of your group.

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation covers admission costs for docent-guided school groups at the Museum. Separate admission costs apply at Casa San Ysidro. Tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance and times are subject to availability. There may be admission fees for additional chaperones.

Beyond these docent-guided school group tours, the Magic Bus program provides free tours to school children to the Museum and Casa San Ysidro through an application process.  Read more about the Magic Bus program here.

Any visitor can enjoy a Museum tour!  See our Plan Your Visit section to find out more.

For Teachers

We offer special events, workshops, and educational materials to support teachers in acquiring the desired knowledge and skills for their personal and professional growth. Review our current opportunities to determine what best suits your needs and interests. We appreciate your feedback give us your suggestions to improve or expand our teacher programs by contacting the Museum's Curator of Education at or (505) 243-7255,

Teacher Open House

A special night just for teachers held at the Albuquerque Museum, Explora and The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Join the over 400 teachers who attend this free event which includes previews of current exhibitions, free materials from local non-profits, a raffle, refreshments and special activities at each location.

Teacher Exhibit Guides 

The Museum's major exhibitions often include Teacher Guides. These materials provide teachers with engaging ways to visit the exhibitions with their students. Click here for a Teacher Guide for Common Ground, the ongoing exhibit in the East Gallery at the Museum.

Teacher Workshops

The Albuquerque Museum‘s professional development workshops assist teachers in making relevant connections between the Museum’s exhibitions and their classroom learning. For current offerings, see the School and Teacher Programs brochure. Also, consider working with us to develop a professional development day at the Museum utilizing our resources. Contact Elizabeth Becker at for more information on how to customize your professional development day.

But to find out more about tours for the classroom, see:

Schedule a Museum Tour

Tours at The Museum

Tours of Casa San Ysidro

Magic Bus Tour Info