Educator Opportunities

Looking for something new to share with your classroom?

The Hearst Museum is a unique resource for educators at all levels. Find out more about how you can incorporate these tools into your classroom.

University Class Visits

We invite university professors from all institutions and departments to find creative ways to make use of the Hearst Museum’s collections and Gallery.

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

K-12 Class Visits

The Hearst Museum is a unique resource for K-12 teachers. As a field trip destination, our exhibits offer students the opportunity to get a first hand look at material collections they have learned about in class. Whether taking a self-guided visit, participating in a docent-led tour, or exploring the collections online, find out what the right fit for your class is.

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Online Collections Portal

The Hearst Museum’s online Collections Portal is a great way for students to virtually explore objects from around the world, and throughout history.

Start by exploring the overviews of each collection and checking out some featured objects. Then, create your own creative assignment to get students searching for themselves.

Here are some examples to get you started:


Online Resources & Links

  • California Sound & Light Archive: Online catalog of digitized films from the Hearst Museum and other institutions.
  • California Language Archive: Online catalog of indigenous language materials in archives at UC Berkeley.
  • Calisphere: Online catalog of digitized photographs from the Hearst Museum and other libraries, museums and archives.
  • Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative: Overview of cuneiform texts held at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, with high resolution photos, transliterations, and translations.
  • Yupik Science: Online exhibition of masterworks of Yupik science and survival, containing objects from the Hearst Museum and other institutions.
  • Object Lessons: Digital guide to an exhibit about Ancient Egypt at the Bancroft Library, featuring objects from the Hearst Museum’s collection.

Teaching Kits

Bring the Hearst Museum to you by borrowing a teaching kit. These subject area boxes contain objects, background information, activity suggestions, and review questions. Find out more about what kits are available and how to check them out. 

Share your story

Have you made use of the Hearst Museum's collections in a creative way? Did your class have a great visit to the Gallery? We'd love to hear about it!