Field Trips to MODA

We welcome visits from school groups and camps this summer! Teachers and camp administrators can choose from two exhibition tours that look at design as a creative tool that transform lives, inspire change, and make the world a better place.

Field Trip Days: Monday - Friday. Please note that MODA will be closed to the public from June 15 to June 29 as we install our upcoming exhibition, Wire and Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.

Please see our field trip listings below for more information.


Field Trip Options:

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Grades 9-12

Guided Exhibition Tour - Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso

Passione Italiana: The Art of Italian Espresso, chronicles the evolution of the espresso machine and documents technological and design developments that made espresso possible. This exhibitions also surveys the social and historical impact coffee and coffeehouses have had around the world.


Grades K-12

Guided Exhibition Tour - Wire and Wood: Designing Iconic  Guitars (July 1, 2019 to July 26, 2019)

Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons, how they reached this status, and how technology will affect the instrument in the future. In addition to interactive activities in the galleries, this exhibition will explore the design of the guitar, guitars as musical icons, technology & guitars, and more.


Grades K-2

Simple Circuits Workshop

Use coin cell batteries, LEDs, aluminum foil, conductive and insulating play-doh to design your own functioning flashlight! Students will learn about basic electronic properties and take home their own working flashlights!


Grades 4 and Up

Introduction to 3D Design and Printing Workshop

Learn how a 3D printer works and participate in a 3D modeling demo with MODA instructors using the computer aided design (CAD) program, Tinkercad, that you can keep using back in the classroom. 

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Grades 3 and Up

Introduction to LEGO Robotics Workshop

Robotics just got LEGOtastic. Join us for a hands-on, STEAM workshop using LEGO robotics to design, build, and program robots that interact with the world around them.

Grades 3 and Up

E-Textiles Workshop

With e-textiles you can create your own versatile electronic accessories and objects. Join us as we explore how to make soft circuit buttons. Learn sewing, circuitry basics, and how to combine them both to design an e-textile object on this field trip! 


Discounts for Title I Schools

At MODA, we believe that design has the power to change the world. To do our part, we offer discounted STEAM and design workshops for Title I school students. Title I schools receive a 20% discount per ticket for all STEAM and design workshop field trip options.

Proof of Title I standing must be provided to MODA upon registration.

For more information, contact MODA’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, Alice Vogler, at