Exploring Ensembles: Bands and Orchestras Guided Tour

Grades 3–12 (Ages 8–18)

Curricular Areas: Music, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Geography

Music students will explore the origins, adaptations, and parallels of orchestras and bands from a global point of view. Students can examine the world’s first complete 3D-printed miniature symphony orchestra. They will also learn the origins of clarinets, horns and trumpets, kettledrums, bowed lutes, and other instruments.

Schedule & Pricing

Schedule

Tours are offered seven days a week. Suggested field trip times are 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., but start times and tour lengths can be tailored to fit your group’s needs.

Admission

$8 per student

To apply for free or reduced student admission, click here. Free student admission is based on availability.

Chaperones

MIM requires that schools provide one chaperone for every five elementary students and one for every 10 middle and high school students and will admit those chaperones at no additional cost. Admission for each additional chaperone is $8.

Reservations

Reservations are required for all school groups visiting MIM. Make your reservation by submitting the Field Trip Request Form at least 15 days in advance. Once your tour is booked, secure your $75 deposit (payable by purchase order number, check, or credit card) within 10 business days to hold your reservation. MIM will then email your reservation confirmation and pre-visit materials. If you have questions, please contact the School and Group Tour Coordinator at 480.245.6919 or grouptours@MIM.org.

MIM meets all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility. Please notify the Education Team before your tour if you have any special needs requests.

Educator Resources

Download activity pages and pre- and post-visit activities:

Elementary School Curriculum

Middle and High School Curriculum