field trips

plan a visit for students 10+ to explore our cutting-edge exhibits, programs and artwork

the basics

We are currently booking for Fall 2022.

Please complete the form below to inquire about booking a field trip to MuseumLab. 

This is not a reservation; someone will contact you to confirm your details.  

Questions? Please contact groups@pittsburghkids.org.

fusion metal working field trips

All of our metalworking field trips are designed for fifth and sixth grades.

Field trips require a group of 15 or more youth and one adult chaperone per 10 students. Chaperones receive free admission.

Students will be divided into groups to facilitate the metalworking activity and rotate to other activities, including Gymlacium, when not in the metalworking area.

All field trips include project materials, facilitation and teacher resources for both pre- and post-visit experiences to connect with your art curriculum.

options

recycled can collage

Students work together to create a group collage using recycled aluminum cans and squares of plywood. This project challenges students to think collaboratively and explore a common material in a new context.

details
capacity: 25 kids max per workshop group; 3 groups max per field trip
time commitment: One-hour workshop

metals texture exploration

Explore and create different textures on metal with techniques such as embossing, shape punching, rolling, hammering and using doming blocks to create curves and domes. Brainstorm ways to apply these techniques as you create real items.

details
capacity: 25 kids max per workshop group; 3 groups max per field trip
project time commitment: one hour

pewter casting

Explore the basics of small-scale casting in pewter as you learn about sculpture, metal heating and cooling, and Pittsburgh’s history in metal production. Students can bring small objects to cast or choose from a selection that we provide.

details
capacity: 10 kids max per workshop group; 4 groups max per field trip
project time commitment: 45 mins

Alexander Calder-inspired wire portraiture

This workshop serves as an entryway to both sculptural portraiture and the work of American artist Alexander Calder. Students work with wire and pliers to learn how to transform lines in space, take a portrait from the page to 3D art and use sculpture and wire for self expression.

details
capacity: 25 kids max per workshop group; 3 groups max per field trip
project time commitment:: one hour

cost

  • $15 per student
  • Free for fifth-grade classes in the Pittsburgh Public School District

sponsor

Metalworking field trips are provided for all fifth grade classes in the Pittsburgh Public School district through the generous support of the Arconic Foundation.