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School Groups

While in-person programs are not available for school groups at this time, we invite you to engage with Hillwood through our online offerings.

  • Schedule a live, interactive virtual field trip for your class.
  • Explore Hillwood from home with coloring pages, art projects, games, and a variety of digital resources.
  • Check our calendar for information about live, virtual programs.
     

Interactive Virtual Field Trips

Hillwood’s virtual field trips bring our dynamic programs directly to your students through live video chat, led by trained museum educators. 

  • $75 per program
  • Free for DCPS, D.C. public charter schools, and Title 1 schools
  • Group size: minimum 5, maximum 35
  • Dates and times: daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., subject to availability
  • Program length: 45 minutes
  • Technical details: presented live, via Zoom or Teams. You will receive a link to join the program after you register.

For more information, or to schedule a virtual field trip for your class, email grouptours@hillwoodmuseum.org or call 202.243.3914.

Please submit field trip requests at least 4 weeks in advance.

Animal Art Safari (preschool-2nd grade)

Lions and dragons and birds—oh my! In this virtual program, students search for animals, real and imaginary, as they explore Hillwood’s art through playful looking activities, led by a museum educator via live video chat. Students will create their own drawings inspired by the art and will cultivate their observational and perceptual skills as they practice detecting and identifying animals depicted on art from different countries and time periods.

Treasure Quest (2nd-8th grade)

Students embark on an exploration of glittering treasures and magnificent art displayed at Hillwood in this virtual program, led by a museum educator via live video chat. Through active participation in playful games, sketching, and open-ended discussion, students enrich their understanding of art, as they cultivate their observational and perceptual skills while examining portraits and other art from Hillwood’s collection.