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Field Trips & K-12 School Programs

BIMA provides art-based learning opportunities designed to spark curiosity, foster critical thinking, and support the creativity of young people in our region.

Programs for learners grades K-12 support State and Common Core Standards and every learning opportunity can be customized to meet the needs of each student, classroom, or school. Guided field trips, self-guided visits, in-classroom artist residencies, workshops for teachers and more all ensure that high quality art education is accessible to our neighbors in Kitsap County and beyond.

Programs to Explore:

Guided Field Trips | Self-Guided Visits | Virtual Visits | Art ExplorersLearning ResourcesWorkshops for Teachers


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Questions? Email for more information.

Guided Field Trips

BIMA offers FREE interactive field trip experiences to Puget Sound area learners, grades K-12.

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

Guided field trips are not available at this time.

We encourage K-12 teachers to schedule a virtual visit, explore online resources at #BIMAFromHome, and join our educator mailing list for information about upcoming workshops and resources.

Self-Guided Visit

BIMA asks all K-12 groups visiting the museum for a self-guided visit register in advance. Information about parking, space for lunch, available materials and more available upon registration.

Self-guided field trips are not available at this time. We encourage K-12 teachers to schedule a virtual visit, explore online resources at #BIMAFromHome, and join our educator mailing list for information about upcoming workshops and resources.

Virtual Visit

Tuesday & Thursday slots available by pre-registration for K-12 teachers. Email to schedule.

Visit the museum with your class from a distance! Designed to cultivate critical thinking, visual literacy, and collaborative discourse, these short, virtual “field trips” will introduce students to the diverse arts and ideas of Puget Sound region contemporary artists and spark interest in further creative exploration.

  • Tuesday & Thursday slots available by pre-registration.
  • How it works:
    • Email to schedule.
    • Virtual field trips will take place on your school’s approved video conference platform with a BIMA Educator as your guest. Technical test runs may be scheduled in advance of the “field trip” upon request. 
    • A BIMA educator  introduces students to the museum’s focus on contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region and facilitates a group conversation around 2-3 age-appropriate works of art from BIMA’s collection.
    • Other related learning resources will be sent to teachers following the field trip.

Art Explorers

Fridays at 11am – pre-register for students Kindergarten-2nd grade
Fridays at 1:30pm – pre-register for students 3rd-5th grade

  • Parents & caregivers can sign up their students for a virtual “field trip” with other learners in their age group from across the Puget Sound region.
  • How it works:
    • Sign up for a spot in our virtual classroom as we look closely together to learn about art made by local artists!
    • Friday sessions are a great way for Elementary students to practice sharing their ideas, getting creative and respectfully listening to others in a virtual space. A fun and interactive way to build visual and media literacy skills, students will walk away feeling more empowered to understand our visual world. 
    • Parents and caregivers are invited to join us as listeners while their students learn, or enjoy some time away from the screen while their student is engaged in synchronous learning. 
    • Each student will receive a follow-up email with additional learning resources from BIMA

Learning Resources

Art in Action #BIMAfromHome
Premieres on Facebook and YouTube at 10am, Fridays

Join us online every Friday at 10am for Art in Action! Each episode of Art in Action #BIMAFromHome introduces art concepts, materials, and techniques to learners of all ages. Using basic art materials or resources often found at home, these videos will guide you through new ways of talking, thinking, and making. Our growing library is archived here, offering easy access for your next creative journey!

Workshops for Teachers

BIMA supports the continued learning and professional development to teachers from all grade levels and disciplines by offering workshops throughout the year. BIMA is a Washington State clock hour provider, and our annual Professional Development workshop for teachers is free of charge. Additionally, clock hours may be available for select hands-on art-making workshops throughout the year. Contact to learn more.