Field Trips and School Tours
Let us help you integrate Art and Science into your classroom!
Museum educators and docents engage students in the experience of viewing art and empower them to make meaningful connections to their curriculum, their world, and themselves. Our interdisciplinary, inquiry-based tours challenge students to investigate American culture, identity, and history through art. Tours foster critical thinking skills and support both the New Mexico Standards of Learning and the Common Core State Standards.
We welcome learners of all styles and abilities, from all settings. Tours are free to students in the Roswell Independent School District.
To schedule a tour or discuss educational materials and opportunities please contact the Museum Educator at 575-500-0352.
Self-guided tours are able to accommodate larger groups. With a self-guided visit, you are free to explore the collection in a way that best suits your class. In general, for students in kindergarten through second grade, we suggest that you concentrate on a few objects. For older students, we recommend one hour of focused looking and thirty minutes of discussion. Teachers are invited to consult with the Museum Educator regarding content for self-guided tours.
New Mexico Curriculum Support
Roswell Museum and Art Center offers programs that complement many of the educational benchmarks required by the State of New Mexico.
Both guided and self-guided school groups are required the following chaperone-to-student ratios:
Grades k-2: 1 adult per 5 students
Grades 3-6: 1 adult per 10 students
Grades 7-12: 1 adult per 15 students
Chaperones must accompany all student groups at all times. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for their students' behavior. We encourage accompanying adults to support the teacher's goals for the museum visit and to model active listening.