The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) invites Arizona K‒12 educators to explore nearly 6,000 instruments and artifacts from every country in the world for free during the entire month of July.
Current Arizona teachers, school and district administrators, registered student teachers, teacher’s aides and homeschool educators will be granted complimentary admission with a school- or district-issued ID, fingerprint clearance card or (for homeschool educators) an affidavit of intent.
Educators can take an in-depth look at MIM’s educational offerings for the 2013‒2014 school year during the museum’s Teachers’ Preview Days on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21. Programming will include information about field trips (both docent-led and self-guided tour options), pre- and post-visit curricula and Artist Residency Programs. The preview days will also feature a performance by the Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre, one of the 2013‒2014 Artists in Residence; light refreshments; the opportunity to tour MIM’s galleries; and a preview of MIM’s two new school-tour options.
Educators who sign up for MIM’s electronic newsletter “The Beat” in July will have their names entered into a drawing to win a prize from the Museum Store. Additionally, educators will receive a 10 percent discount on non-sale books and gifts at the Museum Store throughout the month.
For more information about MIM and its educational offerings, visit MIM.org.