Field Trips and School Tours

Let us help you integrate Art and Science into your classroom!

Museum educators and docents engage students in the experience of viewing art and empower them to make meaningful connections to their curriculum, their world, and themselves. Our interdisciplinary, inquiry-based tours challenge students to investigate American culture, identity, and history through art. Tours foster critical thinking skills and support both the New Mexico Standards of Learning and the Common Core State Standards.

We welcome learners of all styles and abilities, from all settings. Tours are free to students in the Roswell Independent School District.

To schedule a tour or discuss educational materials and opportunities please contact the Museum Educator at 575-500-0352.

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Tour Options

Please contact the museum in advance to arrange a guided or self-guided tour at 575-500-0352 or the main line at 575-624-6744.

Guided Tours 

Due to staffing limitations post-pandemic, the museum is currently only able to accommodate small groups for guided tours. Guided school tours require reservations. Please book at least two weeks in advance. When selecting a date, please identify back-up dates in case your first choice is unavailable. One week before your visit, the Museum Educator or lead volunteer will contact you to discuss your content and curriculum connections.

Self-Guided Tours 

Self-guided tours are able to accommodate larger groups. With a self-guided visit, you are free to explore the collection in a way that best suits your class. In general, for students in kindergarten through second grade, we suggest that you concentrate on a few objects. For older students, we recommend one hour of focused looking and thirty minutes of discussion. Teachers are invited to consult with the Museum Educator regarding content for self-guided tours.

New Mexico Curriculum Support

Roswell Museum and Art Center offers programs that complement many of the educational benchmarks required by the State of New Mexico. 


Both guided and self-guided school groups are required the following chaperone-to-student ratios:
 Grades k-2: 1 adult per 5 students
 Grades 3-6: 1 adult per 10 students
 Grades 7-12: 1 adult per 15 students
Chaperones must accompany all student groups at all times. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for their students' behavior. We encourage accompanying adults to support the teacher's goals for the museum visit and to model active listening.