Science Through Art (3rd-12th Grade)

Registration begins August 14 at 12pm

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street
Days: Thursday 9am-12pm
Group Size: 25 students minimum, 60 students maximum
Fee: FREE (including transportation if needed)
Grades: 3rd through 12th

Our docents and teaching artists tailor this tour to challenge, engage and inspire all age groups in the 3rd-12th grade range.

See Art Description

This tour aims to spark student curiosity about the science of light, color and vision, and to allow students to explore how artists utilize this science in their work. Balancing scientific inquiry and exploration of artwork from a variety of time periods and artistic traditions, students will investigate primary and complementary colors, how the biology of our eyes and brains shapes the way we see the world, and will unpack developments in print technology that have influenced artists’ use of color.

Make Art Description

The art making portion of this tour gives students a chance to wear the hats of both scientist and artist, as they experiment with color mixing to create unique compositions.

Borrow Art

Extend your museum experience back in the classroom with artifacts from the Lending Collection! Pre-packaged boxes of objects are available for some tours, or hand-pick objects from the collection for any tour. The Lending Collection is a free resource for Hawai'i educators. Contact Dawn Sueoka at to visit the collection or to reserve a pre-packaged box.

Connecting to Standards

All of our school tours are aligned with Hawai‘i’s Common Core and State Standards. View grade level specific standards that may be addressed on the Science Through Art See Art Make Art field trip here


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