STEAM Tours for Grades 1 through 12

Focusing on the themes of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Math through the lens of the Aldrich’s current exhibitions, through close observation, group discussion, and hands on activities, students will make cross-disciplinary connections between classroom learning and works of art.

Program Fee: $4 per student for up to 125 students.


To emphasize the interconnectedness of art and design, science, technology, engineering, and math.

To provide students with the unique opportunity to use contemporary art galleries to learn more about STEAM concepts.

To help students develop strong observational skills through artist-driven and inquiry-based discussion.

To provide classroom teachers with interdisciplinary teaching materials and resources.

STEAM Tours align with a wide range of Common Core State Standards, including:

Standards for Mathematical Practice:

CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP8: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Standards for English Language Arts, Science and Technical Subjects:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4: Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in specific scientific or technical context.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic. Anchor Standards in Comprehension and Collaboration

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

For More information about Teacher and Student Programs, please contact Michelle Friedman, Manager of Education Programs and Youth Initiatives, 203.438.4519 x146