Make a gift to The Magic Bus Program today!

Teachers, apply for a Magic Bus field trip to The Museum.

Teachers, apply for a Magic Bus field trip to Casa San Ysidro.

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The Magic Bus Program offers free field trips for school children in second through eighth grades, bringing them to the Museum or Casa San Ysidro.  Approximately 9,600 students have the opportunity to participate in the Magic Bus Program each school year.

Giving the gift of art and history education.

During their visit to the Museum, students can experience traditional and contemporary New Mexico art, four centuries of Albuquerque history or tour other special current exhibitions selected by their teacher. Our Magic Bus tours support age appropriate standards in language arts, social studies and fine arts. Tours of exhibitions engage students in critical viewing, thinking and discussion of art and artifacts from around the world. All tours foster active participation and expression.

Magic Bus sponsorships are $150, which provides free field trips for classrooms, funding for docent training, Museum or Casa San Ysidro admission for students and teachers, and educational materials.

Make a gift to The Magic Bus Program online or contact the Albuquerque Museum Foundation at (505) 842-0111.

Our friends at the Daily Lobo recently featured an article on the Magic Bus program. Click here to read a little more about the great things that this program does for the children of Albuquerque.