Field Trips and Group Tours

Explore art and ideas with a Trout Museum of Art Field Trip or Group Tour! Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to experience TMA with guided discussion and engaging art projects.

To schedule a field trip experience, email Marci Hoffman a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Plan Your Visit

Find out what is on exhibition at the Trout Museum of Art. Please note that some exhibitions may have sensitive content. Please contact TMA for details. Find in-person and virtual options below.

TMA is located at 111 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911. Three loading zones are nearby for easy drop-off and pick-up.

  • North of TMA on College Avenue
  • West of TMA on Appleton Street
  • East of TMA on Oneida Street

Questions to Discuss Before Your Visit

  • What does art mean to you?
  • What was the last thing you created or made?
  • What does art make you think?
  • What does art make you feel?

In-Person Field Trip and Group Tour Options

10 people maximum per group

$50 per group fee

  • TMA Experience for pre-K, elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Tour the exhibition spaces with one or more of TMA’s Gallery Staff and then create your own piece of art taught by one of TMA’s Educators! All supplies included.
  • But, What is it? for middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Lead by local artist, Cristian Andersson, develop an understanding of artwork and form ways to think about, talk about, and appreciate modern and contemporary art – regardless if we “like” it or not. Take a closer look at the work of contemporary artists while examining the progressive timeline of Western art, and think about the context of why it may have been created. Develop ways to understand increasingly complex works. Sketch paper and pencils provided, but bring questions and an open mind!
  • Self-led Sessions for college and adult groups. Tour the exhibition spaces on your own, and reserve a space in the museum for further group discussion about the collections lead by you or another member of your group.

Virtual Field Trip and Group Tour Options

  • Virtual Exhibitions (FREE). For pre-k, elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Tour one of TMA’s exhibitions for free anytime from the comfort of your home or (virtual) classroom! Try out our exhibition-based curriculum, too!
  • Docent-lead Virtual Tours ($2 per student). For elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Join a TMA Docent for a live, virtual tour of the exhibition spaces. They will walk around the gallery and answer any questions you have live via Zoom.
  • Meet the Artist ($5 per student). For middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Meet with an artist for one hour to talk about their artwork and career, and/or to learn and create with them via Zoom. Optional art projects:
  • The artist can work with supplies you already have available in your classroom or at home (no additional fee).
  • Art projects kits can be created and available for pick-up in our Museum Store (additional $10 per student).
  • But, What is it? ($5 per student). For middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Lead by local artist, Cristian Andersson, develop an understanding of artwork and form ways to think about, talk about, and appreciate modern and contemporary art – regardless if we “like” it or not. Take a closer look at the work of contemporary artists while examining the progressive timeline of Western art, and think about the context of why it may have been created. Develop ways to understand increasingly complex works. Bring questions and an open mind!