Laguna Art Museum is a museum of American art with a special focus on the art of California. Its purpose is to provide the public with exposure to art and to promote understanding of the role of art and artists in American culture through collection, conservation, exhibition, research, scholarship and education. Working within the tradition of the oldest cultural institution in Orange County, Laguna Art Museum documents regional art and places it in a national context. The Museum maintains its historic ties to the community and is responsive, accessible, and relevant to the area’s diverse population.
307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494 8971
Regular Student Tours: Laguna Art Museum’s regular one-hour school tours are led by trained docents and are designed to introduce students to the museum experience. Volunteer docents consult closely with teachers to ensure that thematic tours enhance, support, and extend the classroom learning and curriculum objectives. These tours are offered throughout the year and are by appointment only.
Special Tour for grades 3 & 4: The Museum also offers special third and fourth grade tours that are connected to the local and state history curriculum. This ninety-minute program is divided into two sessions: one session is spent with an artist in neighboring Heisler Park, and the other session is spent touring the current exhibition inside the Museum. Special third and fourth grade tours are offered in March, April and May and are by appointment only.
All Docent-led tours:
– Encourage careful observation of art
– Foster an open exchange of ideas
– Cultivate connections between art and life
– Create a positive and welcoming learning environment
– Utilize a variety of teaching strategies and group activities to help meet the needs and interests of diverse learners
We recommend that you book your tour two weeks in advance to reserve the date and time that works best for you an your group.
Tours last 60-90 minutes, but students are encouraged to stay at the museum after the tour.
Laguna Art Museum