field trips

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

the basics

We are currently booking for 2023/2024 school year.

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.

Opposites Abstract field trips

MuseumLab is proud to debut a new exhibit based on the exploration of opposites in bestselling children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems’ new book, Opposites Abstract.

Opposites Abstract field trips are ideal for students in grades 3-8 and beyond, offering engaging opportunities to explore visual art, practice aesthetic and critical response, and express their creativity through hands-on art and making activities.

Field trips require a group of 15 or more youth and one adult chaperone (18+) per 10 students. Admission for groups of 15 or more is $12 per person. Chaperones receive free admission.

Students will be divided into groups to experience the exhibit and rotate to other hands-on activities, including Gymlacium, when not in the studio area.

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

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 with rivets, riveting tools, pliers, and jump rings to transform recycled soda cans into colorful sculptural works of art. This project challenges students to use a common material in a new context with new tools, and learn how the foundations of sculptural creation can be found in many types of materials.

details
capacity: Max 20 kids per workshop group; max 60 kids per visit
time commitment: One hour per workshop group, usually as part of a 3-hour MuseumLab visit

balance challenge 

Students work in teams in this game-based session to create a balanced sculpture as they are guided through different modes of challenge and building. Learners take on project management roles within their teams and use building challenge cards, recycled and repurposed metal materials of all kinds, wire, pliers and cold connection-based joints as they race against the clock to make something truly one of a kind.

details
capacity: Max 24 students per workshop group; max 60 students per visit
project time commitment: One hour per workshop group, usually as part of a 3-hour MuseumLab visit

pewter casting

Students explore the basics of small-scale casting in pewter. This project allows for the exploration of sculptural practices, as well as an introduction to the heating and cooling properties of metal. Students can bring in small objects to cast, or choose from a selection that we provide.

details
capacity: Max 10 kids per workshop group; max 40 kids per visit
project time commitment: 45 minutes per workshop group, usually as part of a 3-hour MuseumLab visit

cost

$15 per student
Free for Title-1 schools

Additional reduced cost opportunities are available, please email groups@pittsburghkids.org

Title I schools can reserve a time and date here.  All reservations will be confirmed by email before being finalized.  Please complete this request form.

sponsor

Metalworking field trips are provided at no cost for schools in the Pittsburgh Public School district through the generous support of the Arconic Foundation.