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Developed with age-appropriate curricula, school visits are a wonderful way to highlight a specific subject, practice critical thinking, and engage students in the arts & sciences. You can work directly with a docent volunteer to design your visit to best fit your learning goals. Scholarships are available to help offset costs for admission and transportation.


The Dennos offers guided tours for grades Pre-K through 12, as well as for scouts, college classes, and adult groups. A guided tour with a volunteer docent is a great way to engage your students in making relevant and meaningful connections to their lives and classroom studies. Trained docents encourage creativity, collaborative discussion, and critical thinking while participants share stories about the artwork and artifacts they experience. While guided tours are encouraged, you are welcome to schedule on a self-guided tour as needed.


Educational performances are an exciting way to introduce your students to world culture, music, theater, and dance. Programs vary, but generally include short performances followed by discussion of the genre of music and culture of the performers. Performances take place in Milliken Auditorium, a wheel-chair accessible venue welcoming to all ages.


Looking for a 15 to 45 minute discussion or writing prompt? Let a Dennos Museum Center staff person or volunteer visit virtually with your students. They will bring an artwork or two from the Museum's collections or exhibitions to talk about what your students see, think, and wonder during a guided discussion. Cost is 'pay what you can,' and programs can be scheduled one week in advance. Call (231) 995-1055 or email to schedule.

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