Want your child to learn more about the cultures of the world’s most populous continent? Then join us at Asia Society Texas Center for an enriching and virtual journey, complete with themed art activities, architectural projects, presentations from experts on Asia, language learning, performances by some of the city’s leading dance and music professionals, outdoor Asian-themed physical activities/games, and an excursion to an Asian cultural site in the Houston area. Recommended for ages 7 through 13.
We invite students and teachers in the Houston area to visit Asia Society Texas Center. School tours facilitated by Education Department staff provide educationally rich interactive opportunities for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions.
These free tours are open to all public, private, charter, alternative, and home schools. Visits take place on weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, for one to three hours.
Education Department staff and docents work together to develop materials and tours that fit Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and district curriculum standards. They may include:
- Docent-led tour of exhibitions in the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery
- “Introduction to Asia” PowerPoint Presentation highlighting essential information about Asian art, culture, geography, and politics
- Guided tour of the Texas Center and discussion of its unique architecture
- Art-making activities in the Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
- At least two weeks notice is required for school tours and additional advance notice is requested for groups larger than 25.
- School tours are free of charge and limited to groups of 85 visitors or less, including chaperones. A chaperone to student ratio of 1 to 10 is requested.
- Many of the objects on view are delicate. In order to preserve the artworks for generations to come, we ask that visitors respect the art and remain at least three feet away.
- School groups bringing lunches should keep food on designated buses.
- We ask that chaperones avoid mobile phone use and completing school work, such as grading papers, while accompanying students during field trips. This allows Asia Society Texas Center staff and docents to fully focus on the quality of the tour and create the best possible experience during a school visit.
- We encourage all bags to be left on the bus. If bags must be removed from bus, Asia Society Texas Center will designate a secure area.
Registration is required. For more information, please contact Paul Pass, Community Outreach & Family Programs Manager, at [email protected] or 713.496.9915.