Education

Student Tours

Welcome to the Morikami's student tour program!  Take your students on a captivating discovery of Japanese culture, art, gardens, food and more.  Each tour option can be docent-led or self-guided but must have a reservation. Reserve Today at 561-495-0233 ext 210 or at mmtours@pbcgov.org

 
Tour options:
  1. Japan Through the Eyes of a Child ( Recommended for K-Grade 8)
    From the Shinkansen to a classroom, to a street of stores, and through a family home, students have the opportunity to explore tradition, change, and the influence of culture in our lives today. In the docent-led tour, students handle objects while trying to discover their use in everyday life in Japan.

  2. Gallery Tour (Recommended for Grades 9-12)
    New exhibit every three months. Click here to view the current exhibit.

  3. Combination Tour (Recommended for Grades 6-12)
    Current Exhibit Tour, Tea House/Dry Japanese Garden, Overview of Yamato Colony

  4. Roji-en: Gardens of the Drops of Dew (Recommended for Grades 6-12)
    Stroll through six Japanese gardens delving into their history and unique designs elements from the playfulness of the Shinden Garden to the structured composition of the dry gardens and finally to the western influences in the Modern Romantic Garden. This 7/8th of a mile journey is available from October to May.

Booking Information
Docent-led Guided School Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday; 10:15 am for groups of 15 – 50.

Price
$7.55 per student, $12.26 per adult (2 adults free) + tax.
Palm Beach County School District Public School with mutual use form documentation: FREE.

Lunch
A special student sized Japanese box lunch (obento) is available for take-out only at $8.00 per person ($1.00 more for ice cold soft drink). For dine-in options or to arrange for lunch, please contact the Cornell Café at 561-495-0233 ext. 219.

Teacher Resources
A teacher’s resource packet is available with pertinent tour information. Click here to download a copy. To inquire about a school tour, fill out an online Tour Interest Form.

Other Information About Your School Tour
Leave time to experience The Morikami at an unrushed pace allowing time for questions and enjoyment of the surroundings after your visit. Plan at least an extra hour if you wish to see everything. Wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking involved in visiting The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Lake Biwa Pavilion which is located at the entrance to Morikami Park is a covered area with facilities to accommodate school groups for lunch on a first come first served basis. While it is usually available during the week, reservations can be made by calling 561-966-6611.

The museum does not have facilities to refrigerate or store lunches. There are public restrooms in the park, as well as open areas to run off excess energy.

 

To inquire about booking a self-guided tour, call 561-495-0233 ext 210 or fill out an online Tour Interest Form.

                        Tour Interest Form                      

Want an introductory or follow-up activity?

  • The museum offers a variety of hands-on activities related to Japan through outreach programs.