Spring 2017 Educational Field Trips to MODA

Join MODA this spring semester for Food by Design: Sustaining the Future, an exhibition that explores a simple, and yet complex design challenge – how will we feed ourselves in the coming years? This exhibition examines cutting-edge developments at the intersection of food and design, such as urban agriculture, food access, food waste, composting, and food of the future.

MODA Spring 2017 Educational Field Trip Availability

Field trips to MODA are typically scheduled before the museum opens so student groups are able to freely explore the exhibition space.

Field Trip Days: Tuesdays through Fridays throughout the course of the Food by Design Exhibition (ends May 21).

Field Trip Time Slots: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Looking for an earlier time or a different day? Contact Blair Banks at bbanks@museumofdesign.org to explore the possibilities of bringing your group to MODA.

Food by Design: Sustaining the Future Tour (Grades K-12) 

Where does our food come from? How can we get fresher fruits and vegetables? Will cakes be made from insect flour?

On this interactive tour of Food by Design: Sustaining the Future, students will investigate a variety of ongoing, innovative food systems and initiatives that have come to life from the collaborations of scientists, farmers, engineers, and designers. Led by MODA educators, this tour will highlight both local and international responses to issues of sustainability, food access, and food waste through various items on display, such as the Nanofarm, the Machine For Living Interdependently, and a redesigned farmer’s market stand, called the G Model.

Capacity: 40 students* Cost: $5 per student/adult

*Note: For every 10 students, we require one chaperone to assist with guiding the group throughout the galleries.

 

“Inspired by Food”: Food by Design Tour and Activity (Grades K-12)

Take a closer look at how products are designed and sold in MODA’s current exhibition Food by Design: Sustaining the Future. Led by MODA educators, students will view Food by Design, and better understand the role of design in the advertisement and branding of our favorite foods.

Using objects and campaigns featured in the exhibition as references, like the redesigned Nutrition Facts Label, and the Tomorrow’s Meatball project, students will work collaboratively to design a food activism poster that promotes visual literacy in being highly communicative and sensory driven.

Capacity: 40 students* Cost: $10 per student/adult
*Note: For every 10 students, we require one chaperone to assist with guiding the group throughout the galleries.

"Thinking Like a Designer": Food by Design Tour & Activity (Grades 3-12)

Get into a designer’s mindset with MODA as we explore cutting-edge developments at the intersection of food and design.

On this interactive tour of our current exhibition Food by Design: Sustaining the Future, students will embark on various design challenges within the exhibition that emphasize design thinking, brainstorming, and the importance of journaling. While addressing specific food challenges concerning accessibility, inefficiency, and more, students will sketch inspired prototypes in their very own design journals, courtesy of MODA.

Capacity: 40 students* Cost: $10 per student/adult

*Note: For every 10 students, we require one chaperone to assist with guiding the group throughout the galleries.

 

“The Future of Food”: Food by Design Tour and Activity (Grades 5-12)

The food industry is no stranger to 3D printing. From printed pizzas to molds for chocolate, additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, has the potential to solve a variety of design challenges concerning food production and food waste. On a specialized tour of Food by Design: Sustaining the Future, students will focus on the innovative ways designers, scientists, farmers, and technologists are innovating food processes, and the possibilities of 3D printing to affect change.  

Later, students will learn how a 3D printer works and participate in a 3D modeling demonstration with MODA instructors using the computer aided design (CAD) program, Tinkercad. Students will work collaboratively to design an item for their classroom that MODA will print and mail.

Capacity: 20 students* Cost: $15 per student/adult
*Note: For every 10 students, we require one chaperone to assist with guiding the group throughout the galleries.

 

Register for a Field Trip:

It's easy! Please read the below information carefully, and complete the form below. Allow two weeks for your trip request to be processed and booked.

Parking

MODA does not have a reserved parking area. Buses are able to park on 16th Street NE, between the High Museum of Art and First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Please note that parking is on a first come, first serve basis. For smaller groups, with passenger vehicles, parking is available along Peachtree St. NE and in the LAZ Parking Deck located at 1337 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Food

For lunch, try the food court at Colony Square Mall. Featuring fast food chains such as Moe’s, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks, as well as outside eating areas, Colony Square Mall is a one-stop destination for school groups to enjoy lunch.

If you have any questions regarding scheduling a field trip to MODA or for additional information, contact Blair Banks at bbanks@museumofdesign.org.

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