Field Trips

BIMA is passionate about instilling a love and understanding of the arts and there’s no better way to get students looking at and talking about art than a fun-filled field trip to an art museum!

Welcome students!

BIMA offers FREE interactive field trip experiences to Puget Sound area public, private, homeschool and out-of-school learners grades K-12.

Students viewing work by Margie McDonald on a field trip to BIMA

Field trips include:

Pre-Field Trip School Visit

  • BIMA’s inspiration starts before the field trip begins! BIMA educators come to your site and guide students in an overview, providing background information on the current exhibitions, expectations, and Q&A time.


Transportation to and from BIMA

  • Many groups are eligible for subsidized transportation to and from the art museum. BIMA works with your district’s transportation department or assists with coordinating equivalent alternatives.


Guided Gallery Tour

  • Trained docents use Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to cultivate students’ observations and critical thinking skills. These open-ended questions spark curiosity and foster engagement.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Break in the BIMA Classroom (optional)


Hands-On Art Activity in the Museum

  • Practicing artists, with a special focus on education, guide students through a creative art project in the gallery.


Post-Field Trip Arts Integration

  • Keep the learning going strong with a hands-on art activity led by a BIMA teaching artist in your classroom. (optional)


Field trips can be customized to your students’ learning needs or to support curricular connections.

Request a Field Trip today!

Field trip requests for the 2019/2020 school year will open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. To receive information about BIMA’s field trips and other school programs, subscribe to our educators email list here.

Questions? Email for more information.