The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture provides a variety of educational programs for adults, families, and organized groups.
Most educational programs are provided free of charge with regular museum admission. They include docent-led tours, major festivals, programs for schools and groups, lectures series, outreach presentations, and special events.
In addition, the museum's support group Adventures in Anthropology sponsors one-day archaeology field trips, plus longer field seminars, to sites and culture regions such as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Mimbres Country, southeastern Utah, the Sierra Tarahumara, Oaxaca, and others. Please consult the Calendar of Events to learn about current programs and trips open to the public.
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture offers opportunities for life-long learning in Southwestern archaeology and Native American Art. Through field trips, lecture series, short courses and hands-on workshops, the museum's educators, curators, and research associates interpret Native American art, culture, and the incomparable collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology.
Programs for Schools and Groups
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture offers several choices of thematic tours with related hands-on activities for grades K-8. Special thematic tours for high school students may be arranged and include a gallery or classroom activity.
Tours of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture are an excellent introduction to the complexity and diversity of the Native American cultures of the Southwest. Docent-led tours of the museum's exhibitions are offered daily to visitors and by advance arrangement to organized groups.
Native Arts and History Outreach Project
The Native Arts and History Project serves the underserved Native American children and teachers in Santa Fe county and surrounding areas by offering resources and education staff for collaborative school site projects. The purpose of the program is to develop projects and curriculum of cultural significance and relevancy to the Southwest.