Celebrate Museums! International Museum Day

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Celebrate Museums! International Museum Day

Every year since 1977 May 18th has been celebrated as International Museum Day. It’s an important day for museums and they often have special activities planned. It’s a great day to utilize for your students! Here are a few ways you can use International Museum Day to educate your students.

  1. Musical Instrument Virtual Field Trips - Each field trip video collection is designed to support a dynamic learning experience for students to explore world cultures, discover MIM’s galleries, and create music through 50+ minutes of tour videos and activities.
  2. Virtual Tour of the Louvre – Visit the art museum in Paris! Explore the museum rooms and galleries, admire the palace architecture and enjoy the views!
  3. The Frick Collection – Visit the NYC Frick Collection while in your hometown classroom!
  4. The British Museum – Visit London at home! The British Museum offers some really cool options including a behind the scenes podcast, audio tours, virtual galleries, and other digital resources.
  5. The Smithsonian - The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display.
  6. Create your own museum in the classroom! Have your students create an exhibit to display in the classroom and invite other classrooms and parents to come check out the exhibit.
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