Education in the Arab American Museum Education in the Arab American Museum

The Arab American National Museum strives to foster a better understanding and appreciation for Arab and Arab American culture through education and presentation of the arts. We offer museum tours as well as a wide variety of workshops, seminars, and cultural events that showcase the richness and diversity of Arab civilization and acknowledge the contributions Arab Americans have made to our society.

All AANM educational programs are linked with the Michigan Department of Education’s K-12 grade level content expectation standards in Social Studies, English and Language Arts and World Languages.

Guided Tours

$5  students and seniors

$8  student  tour with craft activity

$10  adults

Our tours are tailored for individuals and groups of all ages:

  • Elementary school tours include activities during the visit, and lesson plans that may be used before, after, or during the visit. These are all tied to educational curriculum standards.
  • Middle and high school tours may include a cultural presentation, a question-and-answer session, and educational activities to accompany the exhibits. Lesson plans that are tied to educational curriculum standards are available as well.
  • Adult tours may include a presentation on Arab and Arab American communities upon request. 

An optional Arabic lunch is available to enhance your Museum visit.

To schedule your guided tour, please click on and complete the Group Tour Reservation Request.


**Please note: there is a $35 fee for cancelling a tour and a $50 fee for cancelling a workshop less than five business days in advance.

Questions about docent-guided group tours may be directed to Petra Alsoofy at 313.624.0219 or HERE.

Cultural Competency Presentations

The Museum's educational programming also includes two-hour presentations, all-day and half-day workshops, and individual and group consultations. Supported by our permanent and temporary exhibits and a rich assortment of educational materials, our presentations help educators develop the cultural competency they need to understand and communicate effectively, especially when dealing with students and parents of Arab and Chaldean descent. 

In addition, in collaboration with other professionals including university professors, counselors, and religious leaders, the Museum’s staff has developed cultural competency presentations suitable for community organizations, businesses, public and private agencies, corporations and health care professionals.

For further information or to book a cultural competency presentation, please call Petra Alsoofy at 313.624.0219 or HERE.

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