Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art

Founded in 1924, the OMA is a 501(c)(3) educational institution whose mission reflects the continued growth of Florida, ardent community support for the arts, and the OMA’s role as a leading cultural institution in the region. OMA celebrated its 88th anniversary in 2012. Since its inception, the

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OMA DIG AND DISCOVER: Investigating Art of the Ancient Americas


Program Description

Docent-led gallery program for elementary students in which they investigate ancient cultures of North, Central and South America through beautiful artifacts in the Art of the Ancient Americas collection. Students become archaeologists, including participating in a mock "dig." The program helps students explore how art and archaeology help us learn about the past.

Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Music, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Native American, Other
Subject: Fine Arts: Visual Art, History, Social Studies
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Various; please contact education@omart.org for dates.

Available times:

10:15am-11:30am or 11:45am-1:00pm weekdays

Length of :Program 75 minutes

Orlando Museum of Art

Fees / Ticketing:

OCPS visits funded by United Arts of Central Florida; reimbursement for OCPS bus transportation available through OMA


Orange County Public Schools


Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes


Cancellation Policy

Contact OMA Education Assistant at least one day prior to program.