For Schools + Educators
Classes + Workshops
MOPA offers several courses specifically tailored to help educators integrate photography and video in their curricula. Learn more about available classes and upcoming events.
To learn more about our the history of our Youth Exhibitions, click here.
Each year, MOPA presents a juried exhibition showcasing the creative photographic talents of youth artists. For questions, submissions and more information, please contact the Education Department at 619.238.7559X229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the submission packet for MOPA's 2013 youth exhibition.
Curricula + Resources
MOPA is dedicated to helping you incorporate photography into your existing classroom curriculum. We offer free curricula resources for current exhibitions, educational plans and suggested activities. Select curricula is also available for sale through our Museum Store. Visit our resources page for curricula downloads, gallery guides, online tools and more.
Programs for Schools
MOPA is dedicated to equipping teachers and teaching students to form a solid academic foundation through visual literacy. Learn more about MOPA's programs and find the right fit for your classroom or school group.
Film Screenings for Title I Schools
The San Diego International Film Festival and MoPA present free outreach screenings for Title I schools. Students will view a collection of animated and live-action short films made for children from countries around the world. Films are appropriate for all ages.
Tours for School Groups
Enjoy a free gallery tour for your school group. Tours are available 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday, except holidays and the second Tuesday of every month. Two-weeks advanced notice required. One chaperone per every 15 children (age 18 and under) is required. Learn more.
MOPA's Dubois Library
The Edmund L. and Nancy K. Dubois Library holds more than 20,000 items, all related to photography. Everything from monographs to magazines and encyclopedias to exhibition catalogs, the Dubois Library is a unique collection of resources available for use. Come in and peruse the latest photography monographs and journals while enjoying the serene reading room. Library staff is available to assist with research needs and information requests. Read more.