K-12 Tours

SUMA is designed to serve as a model laboratory for collections and exhibition research, educational programming, public school outreach and empirical evaluation of the visitor experience. The SUMA classroom is dedicated to educational programs in service to the museum, its mission and activities.

SUMA will offer guided tours of our Spring exhibitions starting January 19th and going through April 22nd.

Morning Tours will be offered Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Tours will be offered Tuesday and Thursday: 1-3 p.m.

All spring tours will focus on the following exhibitions:

January 19 - March 18: Andy Warhol: Cowboys and Indians and Billy Schenck: Myth of the West

March 28 - April 22: Spring BFA Show


Kindergarten-5th Grade Tours

SUMA will once again be partnering with the Frehner Museum of Natural History for our K-5 tours. Classes who attend our museum tour will be given books and a lesson plan for a pre-tour activity to be done in their classroom.

Each K-5 tour slot lasts two hours and can accommodate two classes (up to 60 students total.) Students will split into groups of no more than 30 and visit the Frehner for one hour and SUMA for one hour.

Schedule a K-5 Tour


Grades 6-12 Tours

Each 6-12 tour slot lasts one hour and can accommodate one class (up to 20 students). Our tours typically cover historical information of the artists and artwork, the principles of art, medium, process, and critical analysis. With advanced notice we can adapt our tour to your classes’ objectives and goals. After your tour we will provide your classroom with a take-away art project. This spring our classroom take-away will feature screen-printing.

Schedule a 6-12 Tour


Distance Learning

If you are unable to join us in person, please check out our lesson plans and virtual tours on the Educational Resources page.

Additionally if you are located in Beaver, Garfield, Millard, Piute, Sevier, or Wayne County in Southwest Utah we offer a Distance Learning Program with the support of the Art Works for Kids Foundation and artsFUSION. By signing up for this program you will go on a virtual tour and receive an integrated art lesson plan with Utah standards, an instructional video, a classroom kit with project supplies, and the opportunity to attend a one hour workshop in your county.

From now until April 2022 if you sign up for our Distance Learning Program, your class will explore how art can meet nature and call attention to important topics, like conservation and human environmental impact. Individually, students will recreate a piece of a Utah landscape, while emphasizing shapes and using textures. To finish the project, students will organize their pieces to create one final class composition as an installation.

Sign Up for Distance Learning

If you have any questions please contact us at: experiencesuma@suu.edu.