In addition to our special school programs, tours and art projects, the Bowers offers an array of services for local teachers and educators including Open Houses, Professional Development, Common Core friendly curriculum guides focusing on all of our exhibitions, and more! The Bowers Museum strives to be a resource, a destination, an extension, and an enhancement of your classroom!


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Download our 2017-2018 School Programs Flyer to learn more about our tours and programs available to K-12 schools!  (click to download)





Enjoy a teacher's night out at the museum! Join us Wednesday October 4, 2017 for a FREE preview of Bowers Museum and Kidseum! All teachers, school administrators, and staff can enjoy time to explore the Bowers Museum's current galleries and Kidseum. No presentations, no sales pitches, just enjoy the museum and tell us what you think! The evening includes light refreshments, cash bar, appetizers, and all-gallery access!

Attendance to one of these events is currently not required in order to remain eligible for grant funding in the 2017-2018 school year.


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Southern California Indian Curriculum Guide (click to download)

Developed in conjunction with the First Californians gallery in the permanent collection.



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Early California History: Exploration and Settlement Curriculum Guide (click to download)

Developed in conjunction with the California history galleries in the permanent collection, including the California Legacies: Missions & Ranchos gallery.



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California Bounty: Curriculum Guide (click to download)

Developed in conjunction with California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850-1930 gallery in the permanent collection.