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Art + Science: A VR Field Trip for High Schoolers

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, the NCMA is closed beginning March 17 until further notice. The Museum Park remains open; Park visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing. All Museum events, programs, and tours have been canceled or postponed during this time. See a full list of affected programs and events at

Take your students on a FREE, immersive virtual field trip into the North Carolina Museum of Art’s conservation lab! 

In this rich, interactive VR experience, students hear from museum scientists about the techniques and tools they use to solve art mysteries. Students can navigate freely within the virtual environment to:

  • Explore spaces and equipment in the lab
  • Watch videos featuring conservators discussing scientific treatments and tools
  • Answer quizzes embedded in the VR experience to practice scientific inquiry and make connections between science and art

Appropriate for grades 9-12 in visual arts, science, and technology classrooms. Available to a limited number of NC schools! Sign up today to receive:

  • 30 VR headsets to use during the program
  • An educator/tech expert who will travel to your school to set up, facilitate, and break down the VR experience in your classroom
  • Resources to extend and diversify the experience, including an authentic object of ancient sculpture that students can handle and investigate during the program as part of their exploration of the art and science of museum conservation  

To learn more, contact Camille Tewell or sign up.

Available to a limited number of schools. Sign up today!