In-Person Field Trips are back! Book yours now!
MOCHA Field Trips are a great way to spend the school year. We offer an array of art lessons and can customize curriculum based on what you are learning in your classroom. Your family, class, or community group will participate in an engaging art lesson led by a professional teaching artist.
Lessons include an educational presentation as well as opportunities for hands-on making. Each lesson is 1.5 hours long (grades K-12), and 1 hour (Pre-K). For groups larger than 25, a second reservation may be required and groups may need to be staggered.
Not comfortable being in-person just yet? We're still offering our virtual field trips via the Zoom Platform.
MOCHA Field Trips are not just for young children; we frequently have middle school and high school students participate, too!
Days & Times
Monday – Friday
9:00 – 10:30am
11:00am – 12:30pm
1:00 – 2:30pm
Pre-K - $175 (up to 20 students)
K-12 - $175 (up to 25 students)
Offsite - $225
Custom - $225
K – 12 Art Lessons
All of our lessons are developmentally appropriate and based on the California Visual Arts Standards. Choose a lesson from our list below and a MOCHA teaching artist will discuss how to adapt projects to your curriculum goals.
Let’s get our hands dirty and create with clay. Student artists will familiarize themselves with the properties of clay and basic hand-building techniques. Students will then use these new found skills to create their own decorative clay pieces.
Students will discuss and experiment with lines through printmaking. After a brief demonstration, students will dive in and experiment by creating their own design and transferring it to their styrofoam printing plate. They will then learn to “pull” prints of their images in various colors.
Let your creativity flow as we explore the intersection of African history and culture with science fiction and technology in order to re-imagine the future. Students will use various painting techniques and collage to create their art.
Artists like Kehinde Wiley, Frida Kahlo, Bisa Butler, Yayoi Kusama, and more are viewed as students discuss the different parts of a portrait. They will learn about realism, abstraction, proportions, and more to create colorful and whimsical images of themselves or someone else.
Medium options: Watercolor or Collage
Give us a theme and a MOCHA teaching artist will develop a custom project for your field trip. (3 weeks notice needed for custom projects).
**Materials for virtual field trips can be purchased for $10 each or be household materials
Please email Shannon Meadors, Interim Museum Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Full payment is required when booking a party or reserving a spot in one of our camps, workshops, field trips or other events. No cash refunds will be given. Unless noted differently in the event description, we require 14 days notice prior to the start of your event date to grant a rescheduled date. Rescheduled events will receive the full amount as credit to be applied to the next booking. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to the start of the event date are eligible for a credit that will be applied to your next booking less a 25% processing fee.
Due to the significant preparation, staffing and supplies needed for these events and that a registration may have prevented another child from participating, all cancelled registrations less than 72 hours from a scheduled event and any no-show of any kind are not eligible for a credit for another event.
Cancellation by MOCHA:
*If MOCHA must cancel a class or event due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, you will have the choice of receiving a refund or a credit for that particular event (valued at the cost of that event) towards one of our many camps, parties, field trips or workshops. We will do our best to contact you as early as possible prior to the cancellation.
No refunds will be issued for missed days of camp, early withdrawals, illness, or party guest no-shows.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Field Trips (onsite):
Q: For onsite field trips, do you provide a tour of the museum along with the art activities?
A: We do not offer tours for guests, however if you have questions about the artwork on display you can feel free to ask us during your visit.
Q: If my class comes in early for the field trip and wants to walk around the space, are we allowed to do so?
A: We would like it if people arrive promptly at the scheduled time of their field trip, as it gives us and our teaching staff time to set up the space for you and your class.
Q: I am interested in scheduling a field trip, what art activities would you offer?
A: We have four theme for our field trips, which include:
*Custom lesson to be designed by teaching artist in conjunction with school
Q: What are the rates for field trips?
A: Pre-K - $175 (up to 20 students), K-12 - $175 (up to 25 students), and $225 for all offsite field-trips.
Q: What are the times we can schedule for field trips?
A: 9:00 – 10:30am
11:00am – 12:30pm
1:00 – 2:30pm
Q: Can my school schedule two field trips for the same day, but with different groups?
A: Yes, you can schedule two field trips on the same day, we would have to stagger the two groups times so the teaching artists would have time to reset the space.
Q: My class is looking to do a field trip at MOCHA, do you offer wheelchair access?
A: Yes, there is an elevator adjacent to the museum you can use to get to the museum. If you are using the parking structure, there is a wheelchair accessible ramp on the side of the stairs.