Hirshhorn Teachers

Teacher with students in sculpture garden. Parents with kids in background.

Explore the Hirshhorn with your students at the Museum or in your classroom! Get creative anywhere with modern and contemporary art through our PK-12 lesson plans featuring over 30 maker projects, 15 kid-friendly artist bios, and 1 teacher guide. Or, bring your students to the Museum to see the art, artists, and ideas of our time with the help of our student self-guides.


Make the Hirshhorn’s artworks and teaching strategies part of your preschool, elementary, or middle school classroom. Experience the Museum at your school through maker projects and kid-friendly artist biographies which will give you tools to guide your students to look closely, think critically, experiment playfully, and develop positive self-identity.


Want to visit the Hirshhorn with your students? Discover the Hirshhorn with your learners before your visit, know what to expect during your field trip with our tips for student visit, and explore our collection and current exhibitions with our student guides. 

At this time, group tour availability is limited. Requests may be made here. Self-guided groups are always welcome at the Hirshhorn; no reservations or tickets required. If your group is larger than 15 people, we kindly request that you notify hirshhornexperience@si.edu of your visit date, group name, size, and approximate arrival time.


Learn from Hirshhorn educators through our collection of professional development webinars, tips for using art as a teaching tool, and direct ways to integrate modern and contemporary art into your classroom.


Check out even more maker projects and lesson plans on our other digital platforms!