Field Trips

Hirshhorn Plaza

Discover the art and artists of our time during a Hirshhorn field trip. Students will explore the museum through slow looking, conversation, and experimentation. 

Hirshhorn field trips will be offered beginning February 2023 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am.


Artist Stories
Grades K–3

How can art tell a story? During this field trip, young students will use their imagination to discover how the art and artists of our time tell stories. By observation, describing, and comparing artworks, students will get to know artists through their process and perspectives.


Hirshhorn Build
Grades K–6

Investigate how artists and architects think, plan, and build on this hands-on field trip. Through slow looking, discussion, and experimentation, students will understand how architectural design and installation art can influence the world we live in and build the world we want to create. This program is aligned with District of Columbia Public School the arts curricula, Enchanted City.


Think Like An Artist
Grades 4–12

In this field trip, students think critically about how artists break boundaries and express their identities. Through close looking, sketching, and conversation, students will uncover a variety of artist choices such as media, process, style, and concept. Teachers, if you would like this field trip to have a thematic focus let us know and we will customize this field trip to complement classroom learning.










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    Hirshhorn field trips begin Spring 2023 and will be offered 10:30am-11:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    There are a limited number of self-guided experiences of Kusama for school groups.












    Adult chaperones are required for all field trips. Adults must remain with groups for the duration of the field trip. Failure to provide an adequate number of chaperones may result in the cancellation of a field trip. The ratio of adults to students is as follows:

    • Grades PreK–2: one adult per 5 students
    • Grades 3–5: one adult per 10 students
    • Grades 6–12: one adult per 15 students

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