Field Trips

SDAI welcomes schools to visit our exhibitions for guided tours and specialized art activities in Studio Ad Hoc. Our field trip content is generated to meet Common Core standards, and our education department is happy to work with faculty to develop specialized curriculum upon request.

Tours last 45 minutes, followed by discussion of concepts highlighted throughout the exhibition, the process of each artist, and different ways in which students can translate the work through their own form of expression.

Each tour concludes with an hour long art activity that is directly derived from the work exhibited. Students will walk away with an original artwork of their creation to share with family and friends.

SDAI field trips can accommodate 30 students at a time. If your group includes additional students, please plan to schedule two separate visits.

Please schedule your field trip at least three weeks in advance. If you have any questions, email Kevin Freligh:



Free for San Diego public schools; $5/student for independent schools and private groups Must book three weeks in advance


San Diego Art Institute 1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92103