Youth Education Programs

Your fully tax-deductible contribution of any amount helps serve thousands of K-12 students throughout our community.

Education programs supported by your gift:

Teachers can bring their K–12 class to Albuquerque Museum or Casa San Ysidro to explore the museums’ exhibitions through a docent guided tour and participate in a hands-on art making project. Admission for is free for students, teachers, and chaperones. Bus transportation is free for schools in Albuquerque and in the APS school district.

The Art Matters youth arts project is led by a group of teaching artists who bring authentic, engaging arts experiences to at-risk Albuquerque youth. Content is designed to engage participants in art making, with a focus on social justice, whole-person health, community, joy, and creative engagement at the core of our process.

Albuquerque Museum partners with a Title One Elevated Arts elementary school in the Albuquerque Public Schools to host an Artist-in-Residence program at the school. The artist works with students in their art class to create artwork which will be displayed during one of the Museum’s after-hours Third Thursday events.


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    Albuquerque, NM 87194
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Looking for a suggested donation amount? Consider these examples:

• Producing each virtual docent tour costs $500.

• Paying for a bus to bring a class to the Museum costs $175.

• Providing an art activity for a class of 25 students, costs $45.

• Creating take-home “art cards” with color pictures and information about the artworks that visiting students can see, costs $1.50 per set.

A contribution of any amount will help us reach our goal.


Albuquerque Museum Foundation underwrites the annual cost for 17,000+ students to connect with art and history exhibits at the Albuquerque Museum, giving many children their only chance to visit a museum. Your donation provides free admission and complimentary buses, supporting the creation of virtual educational resources, and targeting support to those most at risk. You are the key to sustaining a vital educational resource for our community.

For the 2023-24 school year, the Albuquerque Museum Foundation has committed to raise $78,000 to pay for a wide range of the Museum’s youth education programs. Your fully tax-deductible contribution of any amount will help serve thousands of students throughout our community.

Any contribution you make will be incredibly helpful and will go toward the greatest need within the Albuquerque Museum’s education programs.

QUESTIONS? 505-677-8500 for more information.

Thank you to our Youth Education Program sponsors

Bank of America
Rotary Del Sol Foundation
PNM Resources
BNSF Railway Foundation

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