Docent-led Tour and Workshop Package

Docent-led Tour and Workshop Package

The Tour & Workshop package includes a docent led tour of the galleries plus an artist-led hands-on art workshop. This package is an integral component of the education experience at MOLAA and is appropriate for all ages and levels. Docents and Teaching Artists use age-appropriate lessons which reinforce California’s visual arts content standards.

Both the workshop and the tour review elements that give visitors the opportunity to create connections, relationships and applications between the objects presented to them and their own experiences. The tour situates the visitor in direct contact with various art objects and engages them in multiple sensory experiences that are only accessible when a visitor comes face to face with a work of art.

General Information

Tours and workshops are available Wednesday – Saturday. A tour and workshop experience lasts approximately 2 hours. MOLAA offers tours that begin at 10:00am and the last tour begins at 3:00pm. To provide the best tour experience possible, our maximum capacity for any group is 60 people.

Temporary exhibition spaces are closed to the public three times a year for installation of exhibitions. Before you book your tour, please visit this link for a listing of current and upcoming exhibitions.

Tours and workshops must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.


Tour and workshop topics are based on the temporary exhibition or permanent collection rotation. For information on topics and additional resources, please contact the Education Department at 562.437.1689 or by e-mail at

  • Día de los Muertos

  • Altars and Calaveras: An Exploration of the Days of the Dead—Discover the images and traditions related to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Visitors will view artworks that explore images of mortality in our galleries, as well altars created by local artists. A teaching artist will then lead them in a workshop creating their own mini altars. Pre and post-visit materials available. Día de los Muertos tours available from October 23rd through November 1st, 2013. Contact the Education Department at 562-216-4108 or by e-mail at for more information.

Lunch Accommodations

Café Viva offers boxed lunches and student friendly menus. Arrangements must be made with two weeks’ notice. Reservations must be made directly with Café Viva. To arrange a lunch menu, contact the Café Viva Manager at 562.216.4175.

Schools who would like to have their students eat their lunches on the MOLAA campus must make arrangements prior to their visit. Please note on the online registration form if you will need lunch accommodations. Our lunch area is outdoors on limited picnic bench seating. For lunch with a view, we recommend Bixby Park (Between Cherry and Junipero Avenues along Ocean Boulevard).


San Manuel Scholarship

Due to a grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Inland Empire schools (Elementary, Middle & High Schools) are invited to apply for a scholarship that covers full admission costs, transportation (1 bus) and complimentary lunch on-site.

MOLAA in the Classroom Scholarship

High School Social Studies instructors in Los Angeles City Council Districts 8, 9 and 15 are encouraged to apply for a scholarship that covers full admission costs and transportation (1 bus) to and from MOLAA. MOLAA In the Classroom, funded by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, provides Social Studies instructors with an interdisciplinary Social Studies/Visual Arts Curriculum that teaches 10th grade an 11th grade students Social Studies concept and California State Test terms by utilizing document based questioning when looking at the objects in MOLAA’s galleries.

MOLAA Scholarship

MOLAA provides a limited number of need-based full and partial scholarships to schools and organizations that qualify. Deadlines are quarterly.

To receive scholarship information or request a form for the above scholarships, write to

To book a tour, please call our Visitor Services Desk at 562.437.1689 or click here to fill out a registration form.




Tour and Workshop Registration Form

Click here to fill out a registration form.


Rate and Policy

Information about rates and policies.