Student and Teacher Programs

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is offering free Museum, in-classroom, and virtual student tours!

Educators are available to come to your school or organization through the Museum Explorations on the Go program!

Schedule a Museum, In-Classroom, or Virtual Student Tour

Museum, In-Classroom, and Virtual Student Tours

These experiences are designed to emphasize:

  • Object-focused engagements with original artworks or high-resolution images to promote visual literacy
  • Student-centered, interactive, multisensory looking activities
  • Standards-based interdisciplinary connections
  • Inquiry-based discussions; open-ended questions
  • Socio-emotional learning and culturally sensitive interactions



Museum, In-Classroom, and Virtual Student Tour Themes


Introductory Tour
Recommended for Grades PreK-12
• Introduce museum vocabulary including: portrait, landscape, sculpture, gallery, exhibition, curator, docent, and more
• How do we look at and talk about art? How does art make us feel? What is happening in a work of art?


How Artists Interpret and Reflect the World Outside
Recommended for Grades 3 and up
• Explore different kinds of landscapes and their environments in a variety of media
• How does art from different places and times express the natural world? Why do artists paint the land?


Elements, Principles, and Processes
Recommended for Grades PreK-12
• Identify elements and principles: line, color, shape, form, texture, space, value, balance, contrast, pattern, rhythm, emphasis, unity, movement
• What are the processes and materials used in paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more? Why do artists make these choices?


Look at Art, Write about It!
Recommended for Grades 3 and up
• Write descriptive, expository, narrative, persuasive, and creative reflections in the galleries inspired by specific objects
• How can we transfer images into words? What are ways we can describe art’s meaning?


Multi-Sensory Museum Exploration for All Learning Styles
Recommended for Grades PreK-4 
• Imagine the sounds, smells, tastes, sights, and textures in a work of art
• How can looking at art connect us with our five senses, our bodies, and our minds?


Geometry, Measurement, and More
Recommended for Grades 3 and up
• Apply mathematical principles and functions including shapes, symmetry, patterns, ratios, proportion, and more to works of art and exhibition spaces
• How are math and art related? In what ways do artists and museums utilize math skills?


How Art Connects with All Subjects
Recommended for Grades 2 and up
• Use narrative to make connections between visual images and Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math
• How does art inspire curiosity and imagination? Why is it important to make these connections?


Visual Literacy and Language Fluency
Recommended for Grades 2 and up
• Read art objects and related text, then document findings with sketches, diagrams, and notes
• How do we “read” a work of art? How can we journal about the main ideas and supporting details we discover in a work of art?

Museum, In-Classroom, and Virtual Student Tour Guidelines

Museum, in-classroom, and virtual student tours are FREE for all PreK-12 students and teachers. Virtual tours are facilitated via Zoom.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

All tours are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00am to 1:00pm, and can be scheduled for after-school programs with advance notice.

All student tours are up to 60 minutes long and are facilitated by VBMA education staff and volunteer docents.

The VBMA can accommodate 60 students per in-person tour, one class per in-classroom presentation, and one class per virtual tour.

After requesting your Museum, in-classroom, or virtual student tour on the VBMA website, you will receive a confirmation email that will include details about your tour and other helpful hints.

If you have any questions, please email Christina Kelley, School and Community Access Manager, at

Thank you!

Special thanks to the Circle for funding this program, keeping it free for all.

Museum Explorations on the Go is supported by a grant from the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.

Schedule a Museum, In-Person, or Virtual Student Tour


VBMA Education Contact

Christina Kelley

+1(772) 231-0707 ext. 104