Expand your classroom, and make the collections, exhibitions and grounds of Newfields a part of your students' curriculum this year. Newfields offers resources and experiences that can enrich your homeschool program. Explore the variety of opportunities available to Pre-K through 12th grade homeschool educators and students.

Homeschool Themed Tours and Hands-On Art Experiences

Themed tours and hands-on art experiences are available to educational groups for grades preschool and up. All tours should be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance of your visit. Tours can be scheduled by submitting a Tour Request Form on the Plan a Field Trip  page.


  • Select a tour topic or hands-on art experience that is grade level appropriate to the majority of students in your group.
  • If you schedule a guided tour or hands-on art experience and your group is over 10 students (the minimum number of students required for a guided tour), divide your group up before arrival so that the younger students are together and the older students are together. This allows our docents to tailor the gallery experience to the students' needs and abilities.
  • For all hands-on art experiences every child and/or adult wishing to participate in the hands-on activity must pay the per student materials fee. Payment is due upon arrival at Newfields.
  • To schedule a guided tour, a homeschool group must have a minimum of 10 students.
  • For all tours (guided and self-guided) a minimum of 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students is required.
  • Homeschool groups interested in structuring their own exploration of Newfields can schedule a self-guided tour of The IMA Galleries, The Garden and/or featured exhibitions. Visits must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance

Homeschool Featured Events

Periodically throughout the year Newfields hosts featured events and programs for homeschools, which explore a variety of art from around the world and throughout history.

Subscribe to the Creative Classroom e-newsletter  to stay up-to-date with all programs and events for homeschools.


Please contact the Academic Engagement Project Manager.