Virtual Field Trip

You’re invited on a musical journey through the Museum of Making Music! Designed for grades 1-5, the MoMM Virtual Field Trip program includes a tour of the Museum galleries as well as three separate STEAM units.  Customize your experience by picking a few (or all!) of the units that work best for your classroomThis program is FREE through the 20/21 school year.


Virtual Gallery Tour


Virtual Gallery Tour – 20 Min

Join our guide Jacinta on a tour of the newly renovated Museum of Making Music galleries. Students learn about a variety of musical instruments, visit music stores from long ago, and watch live performance clips. Students will use their reasoning skills to discover how and why instruments and music making have changed over time.



Language of Music
The Language of Music – 11 Min

Join professional musician Tiffany Christopher on a whirlwind adventure through the language of music.  Students explore tempo, pitch and harmony and apply basic math skills to understand notes, note values and scales. Tiffany’s song (and dance!) will leave your students motivated to find their own creative voice.

The Science of Sound
The Science of Sound – 9 Min

San Diego musician David Castañeda shares the science of sound through the lens of music. Using musical instruments, students learn about basic science concepts such as vibration, sound waves, and pitch. Students will leave excited about how science and math help create the music they enjoy.

Finding Your Place


Finding Your Place – 8 Min

Did you know that there are hundreds of careers in the music industry in addition to being a musician? In this unit, students learn how they can find their place in the world of music.  Join professional musician Michael Kennedy and friends John, Jamie, Robin and Kimberly as they share career opportunities related to instrument making, selling, teaching, playing and more!

Content Standards

The MoMM Virtual Field Trip program supports:
  • Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • History-Social Science Content Standards for California
  • California Arts Standards for Music

Program Details

  • The MoMM Virtual Field Trip program is sent directly to educators. Once registered, educators will receive an email confirmation with details on how to access the videos. 
  • A LIVE facilitation of the videos by a MoMM team member (via Zoom, Google Classroom, etc) can be requested, subject to availability. If you indicate you are interested in this option, we will contact you with further details.
  • Both on-demand and live options include downloadable worksheets and resources to support student learning.
  • This program is designed for grades 1-5.  Please inquire about customized tours or presentations for other age groups.


This program was made possible by:

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