We are excited to now offer Virtual Field Trips!  During this interactive program, an Ogden Museum Educator will lead a participatory exploration of 4-5 artworks from the Museum’s collection. Currently, four thematic tours are offered, however we are happy to collaborate with teachers and group leaders to design tours exploring specific subjects, topics, artworks and themes. Two-week advance notice is needed for customized tours.

PLUS: Teachers – When you book a Virtual Field Trip, you get a membership to Ogden Museum!


  • Include a 30-45 minute live, interactive presentation with a museum educator for one classroom of students
  • Are available Monday-Fridays
  • Are FREE for Orleans and Jefferson Parish Public schools
  • Are FREE to all Louisiana residents on Thursdays
  • Are $3 per student for all other groups


  • In-person classrooms (using school-approved virtual meeting interface, moderated by teacher)


  • Distance learning classrooms (with teacher as co-host)

Post-Tour Option: Add-on a guided post tour art activity for $3 per student. 

After the presentation, a Museum Educator will guide students to create an original work of art inspired by what they have seen and discussed. (Price includes the Ogden Art Box, containing all materials needed for project, only available for in-person classrooms)


Exploring Southern Art (grades 2-12): This tour highlights our favorites from Ogden’s Permanent Collection. Students will look closely at the work of Southern artists such as:

  • Elemore Morgan, Jr.
  • Clementine Hunter
  • Benny Andrews
  • Thornton Dial

Students will explore concepts such as:

  • landscapes
  • memory paintings
  • portraits
  • self-taught
  • abstract art

Southern Artists and Social Justice (grades 2-12): Many artists respond to the events in the world and this tour will highlight the relationship between art and social justice. Numerous artworks in Ogden’s collection serve as a starting point to discuss social justice issues, such as:

  • African American life at turn of 20th century
  • The Jim Crow Era
  • The importance of education
  • Civil Rights Era photography
  • The impact of incarceration

The Art of Walter Anderson: Marshland Flora and Fauna, a two-part collaborative tour with the Pontchartrain Conservancy (grades 4-12)

Part 1 Ogden Museum Tour: Explore watercolors images of animals and plants created by the artist Walter Anderson, who spent many hours observing, sketching and painting the natural world, Students will create their own sketchbook and practice drawing skills.

Part 2 Pontchartrain Conservancy Virtual Hike: Science educators will lead a video-taped trip to the marsh, allowing students to draw plants and animals from direct observation and create their own field guide. Issues of coastal land loss and the importance of ecosystems will be discussed.

Matthew’s Dream: A Museum Introduction (grades Pre-K -2): We bring the Museum to our first-time/youngest visitors!  Framed around the book Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni, students will follow Matthew on his first visit to an art museum, connecting images from the Ogden Museum to the types of art Matthew sees on his visit (portrait, landscape, abstract and still-life).  Students will participate in hands-on activities in the classroom, inspired by the Ogden artworks and guided by the museum educator, using materials sent ahead in the museum art kit.

For any questions or to book a tour, email us at education@ogdenmuseum.org.