Education: Educators

At the Center, we offer engaging exhibits, guided tours, presentations and hands-on activities that inspire your students to discover the wonders of art and science. Our flexible add-on options offer you the opportunity to customize your trip to enhance your classroom curriculum. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please send your inquiry or idea to our Education Department.

Educational Resources

Find useful information including helpful links, answers to FAQs, educator guides, and fun scavenger hunts, as well as our latest “Educator Newsletter.”

Student Matinee Performances

Midland Center for the Arts offers weekday Student Matinee performances for educational groups. These performance experiences indulge the imagination while supporting art, literature and science curriculum.

Art & Science Field Trips

Browse our offerings of Field Trips and available Add-On Activities!  Pricing begins at just $5 per student and chaperone, and tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance of your desired tour date.


Group Visit Request Form
Bus Reimbursement Application

Art & Science Tours GLCE Guide (click for pdf)

Historical Tours

Midland County Historical Society offers guided educational trips to the 1874 Bradley Home, the Herbert H. Dow Museum and Brinewell, the Dorothy Dow Arbury Gallery, and through our temporary exhibitions. Our facilities are open year-round for educational/group programs by pre-arrangement. Pricing begins at just $5 per student or chaperone; teachers and administrators are FREE. Non-school group fees may vary.

Historical Tours GLCE Guide (click for pdf)

Outreach Programs

Let the Midland Center bring an engaging program to your classroom or group. Expect a memorable experience, whether the topic is history, science, the arts or a presentation by one of our talented staff members. Prices vary by program.

Outreach Programs GLCE Guide (click for pdf)

Homeschool Programs

Find Midland Center programs that will augment your unique curriculum needs, whether for an individual student or a group. Museum-based, on-site education programs or tours are available to homeschool groups of 10 or more at our discounted educational rate. Adults pay regular admission. Email our Education Department for more information.

Scout Programs

Activities for all divisions of Boy and Girl Scouts can be custom tailored to better benefit each age group. Included are self-guided tours, scavenger hunts and badge activities. During special exhibitions (past examples: Egypt, A T-Rex Named Sue, Grossology, etc.) the Museum may offer a specialty patch with the tour. For more information or to share your ideas, contact our Education Department.

Kennedy Center

Midland Center for the Arts is proud to partner with Midland Public Schools to bring The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Partners in Education Program to the Great Lakes Bay Region!

This program mentors arts organizations in utilizing professional teaching artists to promote Arts Integration in the classroom. Arts Integration uses art forms to help teach, reinforce or evaluate the understanding of Core Curricular subjects and concepts, and expands educators’ toolkits for reaching students of all learning styles.

Educators from all districts welcome. SCECHs available!


SEP 28, 2019 / 9 – 10:30 am
Shared Understandings: Arts Integration in Teaching and Learning

OCT 29, 2019 / 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Going Global: Building Understanding Through Dramatic Monologues

JAN 21, 2020 / 4:30 – 8 pm
Sing Me a Story!

March 3, 2020 / 4:30 – 8 pm
Junk Art and Creative Science Connections

For information, contact Katie Miller.

Generously sponsored by the Maxwell K. Pribil Memorial Trust and Dow.