Cultural Passport K-5 Field Trips

  • Due to COVID-19, Cultural Passport field trips have been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. The district is hopeful that this initiative will resume for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Through a concerted effort with local arts organizations, the district launched the Cultural Passport initiative. Culture Passport will give students the opportunity to experience fine arts education that will increase each individual students' expression skills, visual thinking skills, observational skills, problem-solving and analytical skills that builds autonomy in children. Students in kindergarten to fifth grade will participate in up to three cultural experiences. 

    Participation in the Cultural Passport experience will provide both equity and access to students who may not otherwise visit these venues. When students experience the arts, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives.  Art education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information to be able to make choices. Working collaboratively with art partners, students will extend their learning beyond the classroom to broaden their background knowledge and gain a deeper appreciation for the arts within the Detroit landscape.  Each experience will culminate with a structured lesson for student reflection and curricular connection.  

    Cultural Passport Partners

    Kindergarten   

    Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum
    Music Hall
    Wild Swan Theatre 

    First Grade 

    Detroit Zoo
    Michigan Science Center
    Mosaic Detroit

    Second Grade  

    Cranbrook Art Museum
    Detroit Institute of Arts
    Troy Historical Society 

    Third Grade 

    Cranbrook Institute of Science
    Detroit Historical Museum
    Dossin Great Lakes Museum 

    Fourth Grade 

    Detroit Opera House
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra
    Greenfield Village 

    Fifth Grade  

    Belle Isle Aquarium
    Henry Ford Museum
    Charles Wright Museum 

Contact Information

  • Aileen Pagan Vega
    Program Supervisor

    aileen.paganvega@detroitk12.org
    Phone: (313) 873-7121