Multple Visions: A Common Bond
Multple Visions: A Common Bond

 Teacher Professional Development Workshops 2022/23

Check back soon for upcoming Teacher Professional Development. NM Educators always recieve special admission of 50% DISCOUNT FOR NEW MEXICO K-12 EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS WITH ID.

Educational Groups | Self-guided or Guided Visits 

There is no charge for New Mexico education groups attending the museum with their instructor and/or adult chaperones.

*To schedule a self-guided or guided school group visit, please contact Patricia Sigala at 505-476-1212 or e-mail

2022-23 School Year
Guided school group tours are available on Wednesdays for Elementary students, or Thursdays for Middle & High School. Please schedule your class or group at least 1 month in advance. Large groups need to split and rotate students with other Museums or Botanical Garden on Museum Hill.
Limited bus reimbursement monies are available for SFPS In-District Free Lunch Schools; funding is on a first come first serve basis for eligible schools.
*Please be aware our group tours are very limited at this time and cannot be guaranteed. Bilingual/Spanish tours are available.

Virtual Classroom School Program 2022/23

As part of the Invite a DCA Educator initiative from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. MOIFA (Museum of International Folk Art) offers virtual classroom visits for grades PreK - 8 on various Folk Art topics. 

30 or 45-minute virtual session, includes Lesson (all ages) or Storytime(PreK – 1st), discovery exercise using 3-6 folk art objects, discussion (Q & A), and art activity demonstration. One virtual classroom visit, per teacher, please. Request our programs or other DCA (Department of Cultural Affairs) offerings by visiting Invite a DCA Educator.


 PreK - Kindergarten / Language Arts, Social Studies & Art: 

1st - 2nd Grade / Language Arts, Social Studies & Art: 

3rd - 5th Grade / Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Math & Science: 

3rd - 5th Grade / Language Arts, Social Studies & Art: 

6th - 8th Grade / Language Arts, Social Studies & Art:

DCA Educators and staff have many educational opportunities available for learners of all ages in New Mexico, for more information visit This website highlights those programs and resources which are available virtually.

Outreach Trunks

Folk Art Outreach Trunks are available for area educators to check out to use in the classroom. These include hands-on objects, lesson plans, books, and DVDs. To check out an outreach trunk, please contact: Patricia Sigala, Educator/Community Outreach via e-mail

Available Trunks Include:

іCarnaval! : This vibrant celebration explores carnival traditions being carried out today in eight different communities in Europe and the Americas. No hands-on objects or Outreach Trunk. Crystal Productions Curriculum includes, DVD, lesson plan, images. 

Cerámica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica: Explore the rich and complex history and culture that led to one of the most enduring art forms: Mayólica, tin-enameled earthenware.  Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, images, lesson plan, and hands-on ceramics.

Dancing Shadow, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia: Wayang Kulit are flat leather puppets, elaborately decorated and perforated, casting intricate and dramatic shadow when used in performances.  They are used to tell some of the oldest stories in the world.  Learn about how the puppets are made, the role of the dhalang (puppeteer), and the gamelan orchestras.  Outreach Trunk includes, puppets, puppet screen, lesson plan, images and books.

Hispanic Folk Arts and the Environment: Four (4) separate kits: 1) Adobe 2) Foodways  3) Land, River, and Hispanic Settlement 4) Weaving.  Each Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, images, lesson plan, and hands-on objects.

Masks: Cultures all over the world integrate masked processions with celebrations that mark religious occasions, seasonal changes, historical events and spontaneous revelry.  Outreach Trunk includes, lesson plan, books and hands-on masks.

Recycled, Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap: Interdisciplinary Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, lesson plan, images, magnetic board/games and hands-on recycling objects.

For more information about any of these programs, or, to be added to our mailing list, please contact: Educator/Community Outreach Patricia Sigala at 505-476-1212 or e-mail