The Newark Museum of Art will not provide in-person field trips for the upcoming school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TNMOA virtual field trips connect to classroom curriculum and satisfy state standards. Each virtual experience is fun, social, and educational and includes observations, games, writing, drawing and movement with live Museum educators. We welcome all schools, homeschoolers, and learning pods to participate in a virtual Newark Museum of Art school program.
WHAT TO EXPECT
All of our virtual programs help students understand classroom topics, retain content, build visual literacy and connect personally with authentic objects.
- Programs offered on Wednesday-Friday; 10 am, 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
- Price: $100 a session. Free for New Jersey Schools. Please see cancellation policy.
- Duration: 45 min.
- Capacity: 25 students maximum
A virtual tour with art making is also possible (90-min. class—contact us for more info).
Workshops will require little materials. (A material list will be provided upon booking for schools to prepare themselves.) We will not provide the materials or ship them.
Fill out the registration form to book a virtual field trip.
Check out the teaser of one of our virtual field trips to get a sense of what the experience will be like for the kids!
CREATE A CUSTOM VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Select your own theme or topic based on your curricular needs. TNMOA will help build a virtual field trip that supports your teaching. For more information contact email@example.com
SELECT AN EXISTING VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
The following options are available:
Early Childhood (GRADES 1-2)
Artsmart: Young ones discover color, shapes, lines and textures through observation, conversation, and hands-on activities. Artsmart connects Museum works to kids’ lives at home and in school by comparing the art to their world around them.
My Community: Children explore what a community is through The Newark Museum of Art collection. They will learn about people who make our community, buildings and transportation, and compare their surroundings with the subjects in the artwork.
Dinosaurs!: Students will learn what a fossil is and what it can tell us about dinosaurs through real-life examples from the Museum’s collection. A hands-on component creating a fossil egg with things from the kitchen concludes the experience.
All About the Moon: Children explore our Moon and what makes it special through storytelling and observations. A hands-on component using deeper looking to search for patterns and shapes on the Moon concludes the experience.
Animals and Habitats: Students become Super Animal Sleuths by investigating different types of animals to discover what makes them unique. Students explore the habitats in which these animals live and learn why adaptations are important.
Elementary (GRADES 3-5)
Early America: Students learn about colonial America through the eyes of artists who lived it and by observing The Newark Museum of Art’s one-room schoolhouse. Build students’ visual literacy while connecting to classroom content.
Native American: Kids observe several traditional and contemporary objects created by Native Americans and learn through games and fun observational activities how traditions innovate today’s Native artists.
Fantastic Fossils: What are fossils and how are they formed? Through virtual interactions students will discover what a fossil is and what it can tell us about dinosaurs through real-life examples from the Museum’s collection. A hands-on component creating a fossil imprint with things from the kitchen concludes the experience.
Planetarium: Students learn how to navigate the sky through stars and constellations. They will be asked trivia questions, take polls and have many opportunities for asking the Museum Astronomer questions.
Middle School (GRADES 6-8)
Ancient Egypt: Students learn how ancient Egyptians lived by looking at and discussing several authentic objects from the Museum’s collection.
Express American Art: By observing several works of art from TNMOA including paintings, sculptures and mixed media, and through conversation, games and literacy activities, students will understand how art shapes our lives.
Fantastic Fossils: Kids discover what a fossil is and what it can tell us about dinosaurs through real-life examples from the Museum’s collection. They will also be engaged through virtual interactions with trivia questions, polls and virtual specimens.
Planetarium: Students learn how to navigate the sky through stars and constellations. They will be asked trivia questions, participate in polls and have many opportunities to ask the Museum Astronomer questions
African Art and African American Art: Students will discuss topics such as identity, diversity, community and globalization while observing and discussing African American art and African Art.
American Identity through Immigrant and Migrant Artists: Participants observe art created by people who migrated and immigrated to America from the 1900s up to today. Topics discussed include identity and adversity.
Escape Room Game: Students use critical thinking skills to escape the Ballantine House. While moving through the rooms of the house, clues will be revealed through various historical objects on view.
We are offering bundle packages which offer multiple educational experiences at a discounted rate.
- Private virtual Professional development
- One program per entire grade
- Curriculum packet- 3 lesson plans with activities connected to the program
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP?
Advance registration is required for all school groups. Due to space limitations, at least one month’s advance registration is required.
Fill out the registration form.
Please have the following information prior to booking:
- First and second choices for date/time of session
- School name, address, phone number
- Teacher’s name and phone number
- Program(s) you wish to schedule
- Number of students
For questions regarding booking a museum virtual field trip please contact: email@example.com or call 973.596.6690.
WHAT PLATFORM DO YOU USE FOR YOUR VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS?
The Newark Museum of Art will be using Zoom and will email the Zoom link to the teacher who registers for the virtual field trip. We will always have a behind-the-scene Museum staff member providing security for our virtual field trips.
WHAT SHOULD MY STUDENTS KNOW BEFORE OUR MUSEUM EXPERIENCE?
We encourage teachers to cover the content of the program with students before their virtual experience. Having background knowledge to build from creates an optimal learning environment. However, having no prior knowledge of the content being covered in the Museum experience is okay too.
WHO ARE THE EDUCATORS RUNNING THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP?
Our staff is made up of professional educators and teaching artists. Some have worked at The Newark Museum of Art many years.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
The Newark Museum of Art requires all group cancellations to be completed in writing via email. Should your group need to cancel or reschedule a trip, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 15 days BEFORE the scheduled date to avoid a cancellation fee. Upon receipt, an email will be sent to you verifying cancellation.
Any group that does not send a cancellation email within 15 days of the scheduled trip date will be charged the FULL amount invoiced.
Cancellation Policy for New Jersey Schools
While virtual field trips are free for New Jersey Schools, the above policy and fees will be applied to all group cancellations. An invoice will be processed using the regular fees for Museum visits, and the cancellation fee will be applied accordingly. The booking fee is not refundable.
If you have further questions, please contact: email@example.com