Student Visits

Special In-Person Student Tours of Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

We look forward to welcoming you and your group to see Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, on view March 18–July 17, 2022, at NOMA.

Guided in-person tours of Queen Nefertari’s Egypt for grades K–12 are available Monday–Friday at 9:00 am and 9:45 am.

Self-Guided in-person tours of Queen Nefertari’s Egypt for grades 5–12 are available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

The maximum group size is 30 students per tour.

Request a Tour

Please check NOMA’s policy regarding Covid-19 safety before your visit. If you have any questions or special requests, please email or call 504.658.4117.

NOMA offers self-guided in-person student visits in the museum and Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Virtual visits with a docent or educator are available via video conferencing.


Student visits are offered to K–12 school groups including students and chaperones free of charge with advance reservation.

About Self-Guided Visits

Lead students on your own tour of NOMA’s galleries or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Explore our teacher resources and Mobile Guide for information on NOMA’s collection or contact our museum educators for ideas on how to connect the collection to your curriculum.

Group size is limited to 15 people at the same time for self-guided museum tours.
Group size is limited to 30 people at the same time for self-guided tours of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Self-guided visits are available during regular museum hours.

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About Virtual Visits

Bring art into your classroom or directly to students at home! Virtual visits are 30-minute live art discussions via a video-conferencing platform of your choice. Each scheduled session includes a pre-visit consultation to customize your experience. During the live virtual visit, a museum educator presents students with three works of art, asking open-ended questions and making connections to the selected theme. Each virtual visit is standards-based and includes teacher-led lesson plans and activities for students to complete before and after the session.

Virtual visits are available Tuesday–Friday by appointment.

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Virtual Tour Themes

Each theme can be adapted for students of all grade levels. Requested themes may be available with one-month advance notice.

Visual Literacy & the Elements of Art

How do artists use visual clues to share their ideas through art? Observe how the elements of art offer a language for artistic expression and discuss how the selected artists use these elements to express their ideas.

What’s the Story? Narrative in Art

What role does imagination play in interpreting works of art? Using the work of art as a starting point, consider what might happen outside of the frame. One work of art can tell many stories.

Art & Ecology

From landscapes to disaster scenes, artists have long been inspired by the natural world and human disruption of it. Discover works that explore and expose the relationship between man and nature.

Art for Social Change

Artists respond to, record, and promote social movements of their time. Discuss the role of art in creating opportunities for social change and explore how artists contribute to the historical record.

Looking for a virtual visit on another theme? Contact us. With one month advance notice, we will design a session for you.