Educational Opportunities for K-12

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art offers educational tours and programming for K-12. We fulfill Utah Common Core Arts curriculum requirements by discussing artworks on view and hands-on arts integration activities. Learn more in the descriptions below. Please submit a request using the Education Request Form or contact us directly to schedule your school.

Education Request Form
To help us expedite your request, please fill in the form below. Please submit your request at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure adequate staffing.

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K-12 programs are partly supported by the Professional Outreach Program in the Schools (POPS), managed by the Utah State Board of Education and sponsored by the Utah State Legislature.

Museum Field Trip

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Visit the museum! We have a program for each grade level. Funding for buses in Cache Valley is available.

Current Exhibitions

Mobile Art Truck

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The Mobile Art Truck comes right to your school at no cost to Utah residents. This year's truck exhibition is Facing Fire: The Five Senses, adaptable to grade levels K-12.

Exploring Art Kit

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The Exploring Art Kit includes a video, lesson, slide show, art reproductions, and hands-on art supplies mailed directly to your school. The kit is free!  This year's kit features Facing Fire: The Five Senses for 5th-grade students. 

Facing Fire Lesson Plans

Program Specifics

NEHMA's educators have created online learning modules that address different themes using art from the museum's collection and prompts for students to make art of their own. Each one fulfills different Common Core standards, including science, fine arts, and social studies.

Grade What We Do Resources
Kindergarten Our residency program includes two classroom visits and one museum visit that explores lines, similarities/differences, and patterns. KinderART | Unearthed Video
1st Schedule a visit to explore the phases of the moon and how artists use inspiration from the skies to create art. How We Create Art
2nd Discover the science of clay, permanent and temporary changes to matter, and how cultures in Utah use clay. Unearthed
3rd Explore math and art in our Pizza Party with artist Jean Lowe. Jean Lowe Lessons | Jean Lowe Video
4th Visit three museums at Utah State University, including the Museum of Anthropology, the Geology Museum, and NEHMA.  
5th Use your five senses to write about the artistic beauty of active fire lines and psychic burn zones. Discover the science of fire. Facing Fire
6th Our Art & Chocolate program takes you on a journey with a chocolate bar.  Start with the science of mixing and making at the Aggie Chocolate Factory and finish with the design elements at NEHMA. Art & Chocolate
7-12th Experience a behind-the-scenes vault tour, the on-campus art labs, and the NEHMA art collection. Think Like a Curator Video

360° Virtual Tours

Explore NEHMA's past and present exhibitions through interactive virtual tours of our galleries.