The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) invites Arizona K-12 educators to explore more than 5,000 instruments and artifacts from every country in the world for free during July.
With substantial cuts to arts education programs in schools across Arizona, MIM offers educators a way to introduce students to the arts in a fun and engaging manner. MIM’s exhibits provide an array of learning opportunities for topics ranging from music and geography to social studies and even science.
Educators can take an in-depth look at MIM’s educational offerings for the 2012‒2013 school year during the museum’s Educator Preview Days on July 28 and 29 and on August 25. Programming will include information about field trips (both docent-led and self-guided tour options), pre- and post-visit curricula, Student Signature Workshops, and Artist Residency Programs. The preview days will also feature a performance by Tetra, one of the 2012‒2013 Artists in Residence; light refreshments; the opportunity to tour MIM’s galleries; and a preview of MIM’s newest school tour option. To register, visit http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22FVU6SQ7J8. Seating for the Educator Preview Days is limited.
Educators who share their e-mail address with MIM during July will be 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 theMIM.org.