USC Pacific Asia Museum

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46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
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USC Pacific Asia Museum
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Bring your Students!

Guided school visits at USC Pacific Asia Museum consist of an hour-long guided tour of the museum's galleries, led by a docent, and an hour-long art workshop, led by a local artist. Workshop options include calligraphy, poetry, origami, drawing pagodas, mythological creatures, storytelling, drawing animals, Chinese dragons, and brush painting.
School visits are offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am until noon, can accommodate up to 60 students and must be booked at least four weeks in advance. In addition, we require one adult chaperone for every 10 students in attendance. Visits for accredited schools, grades 3–12, are available at no cost. Schools are responsible, however, for arranging and paying for transportation to and from the museum. A limited amount of transportation scholarships for Title I schools are available on a first-requested, first-granted basis.

School group registrations begin August 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information or to reserve a tour, please email or call 626-449-2742 ext. 19.  The following information will be needed to discuss or reserve a tour:

  • Your preferred date(s) and second choice(s)
  • Top two workshop choices
  • School Name/Address/ District
  • Total number of students
  • Grade level
  • Email and mobile number where you can be reached day of visit
  • Whether private, public and/or Title 1 school
  • Whether requesting bus funding (Title 1 only)

As of September 12, the following dates are not available:
2014: October 8, 10, 16, 24, November 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, December 3, 5, 25, 26.
2015: January 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, all of February, March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 25, 26, 27, April 1, 2, 8, 15, 16, May 14, 22, June 4, 26 and July 24. If any dates are released, this list will be updated.

Bring your Group!

Groups of 10 or more may take advantage of our special $7 per person group admission rate. Groups may schedule hour-long docent-led tours for up to 60 people any time the museum is open, pending docent availability. Tours are available free with the cost of admission, but must be booked at least four weeks in advance. Private group tours are not available on Free Fourth Fridays, although you may opt to participate in one of our public tours offered on those days.

If your group visit is self-guided and you will be exploring the museum without a docent, we ask that you still make a reservation. This helps ensure no other large groups are scheduled at the same time, possibly interfering with your group’s enjoyment of the museum.

For more information or to reserve a tour or self-guided visit, please email or call 626-449-2742 ext. 19.