The PMA Store is open during regular museum hours.
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
A major point of emphasis within the PMA’s mission statement is to inspire students with the power of art and encourage problem-solving through creativity. To that end, the PMA is proud to open its doors to Free School Tours. Through these one-hour educational experiences for students in grades K-12, we strive to support the classroom curriculum, while also fostering an appreciation of art. Using authentic works of art spanning from the 19th century through today, Free School Tours encourage important critical-thinking skills through conversation, inquiry, and Visual Thinking Strategies. Tours are led by docent educators and are customizable, so students and teachers can connect classroom curriculum with specific works of art.
Free School Tours is made possible by The AVANGRID Foundation, Inc., Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Unum.
Program for Schools
· Review the Museum Manners with your students
· Divide your students into groups of 10-15 (depending on what your confirmation email says) and assign chaperones to each group
· Upon arrival, please stay on the bus and you will be greeted by PMA staff
· Please leave jackets and bags on the bus
· Students are welcome in the PMA Store in groups of 10 or fewer when accompanied by a chaperone. Visits to the PMA Store should take place after the guided tour is complete.
Unregistered groups will not be admitted to the museum if their visit conflicts with scheduled groups. Admission fees are not waived for unscheduled school groups. Please note that the museum does not have space for students to eat. Early or late arrivals will disrupt other groups and the museum cannot guarantee extended tours to accommodate late arrivals. Buses may park for free on West Commercial Street. The museum strongly encourages docent-led guided tours for K-12 audiences. If you wish to develop and lead your tour, please send an inquiry to the Learning and Interpretation department.
For more information about Free School Tours, contact the Learning and Interpretation department.
(207) 699-4985 firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the generous support of an individual donor, PMA has come together with the Portland Stage, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Portland Ovations to create Culture Club-Portland to advance arts education in our city. Through Culture Club, we inspire students by providing regular access to quality arts, building community, and making the arts a consistent part of students’ education. Culture Club-Portland provides students in the Portland Public School District with the opportunity to participate in the museum’s programs every school year.