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Summer Art Excursions 2022


Image of Oliver Jeffers artwork

Summer is back! Come enjoy a day at the High with your students and campers. Summer Art Excursions will be offered June 7 through August 5.

Rising students in grades K–5 will experience a guided tour of the exhibition Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books as well as hands-on art making inspired by his works.

Rising students in grades 6–12 will experience a HIGHlights guided tour for an overview of the High’s collection.

Cost: $12/student plus tax
One free chaperone ticket for every 10 students; additional $16.50/chaperone plus tax
Capacity: 60 students, minimum of 10
Length: One hour
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday*

*No programming the week of July 4

Want to experience even more Oliver Jeffers magic after your exhibition tour? Head to the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre (located across the plaza from the Museum) for a new musical based on one of Jeffers’s most beloved stories, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, running July 13–August 14.

This magical show tells the story of Henry, a young boy who loves books but hates reading them. One day he discovers the most amazing alternative to reading, eating the books whole. By chowing down, chomping, and literally digesting the contents of whole libraries, Henry gets smarter, and smarter, and smarter . . . until his tummy doesn’t feel so good. A story about literally biting off more than you can chew, The Incredible Book Eating Boy celebrates the joy of reading and the insatiable appetite for knowledge. 

Combination tickets to attend Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books and a performance of The Incredible Book Eating Boy are available at a discounted rate:

Combination Ticket Cost: $15/student (ages 6–17) plus tax
Free for children (ages 0–5)
$20/adult plus tax