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Teacher & School Tours

Information for teachers about school tours at Albuquerque Museum and Casa San Ysidro.

School tours are no longer being scheduled at this time. Download one of our teacher guides on the current exhibitions including Jim Henson, Common Ground and Only in Albuquerque.



Teacher Guides

Download a PDF of our teacher guide for Art Start. 


Download a PDF of our teacher guide for Common Ground. 


Download a PDF of our teacher guide for Only in Albuquerque. 


Download a PDF of our teacher guide for the Jim Henson Exhibition. 


School Year 2020 


TEACHERS: Schedule your Magic Bus Tour

To apply to this program, complete the tour request form.

Tour request for the Albuquerque Museum, Grades K–12

Tour request for Casa San Ysidro, Grades 3–8 

Albuquerque Museum Education Contact
Education Department
(505) 764-6502
[email protected]


School tours at Albuquerque Museum connect students with their community through art, culture and history.

Albuquerque Museum has permanent exhibitions focusing on the art and history of the region as well as traveling exhibitions.

Curriculum Connections
School tours at Albuquerque Museum and Casa San Ysidro support New Mexico State Standards by addressing themes relevant to visual arts, language arts, and/or social studies curricula.

Due to the generosity of donors to the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, admission is free to K – 12 school groups who schedule a tour. Tours must be docent guided.

Tour Options • Tours must be requested at least three (3) weeks in advance.

Docent Guided Tours: Docents are volunteers who provide tours of the Museum’s exhibitions. The following tour options are available:

  • Albuquerque Museum: Grade levels K – 1 and 6 – 8. One hour tour of preferred exhibition. Up to 60 students.
  • Albuquerque Museum: Grade levels 2 – 5. One hour tour and 30 minute activity. Up to 60 students
  • Casa San Ysidro: Grade levels 3 – 8. One hour tour and activity. Up to 45 students.

Albuquerque Museum Foundation LogoMAGIC BUS

Scheduling Your Tour
The Magic Bus is a program of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Funding is provided to cover transportation and admission to the Museum from the Albuquerque Metro Area. The program is available on a first come, first served basis.

If you are not in need of transportation, contact the tour coordinators directly to schedule your tour.
Albuquerque Museum: (505) 764-6502
Casa San Ysidro: (505) 898-3915

Chaperone Requirements
Groups must bring one adult per 8–10 children for both docent and self-guided tours. Download "10 Things to Know about Your Museum Tour" and share with your chaperones.

Groups should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour time. One representative from the group should check in at Admissions desk in the Main Lobby to confirm your groups’ arrival.

Rev. 2019